Bougainvilleas are native plants of South America from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentina (Chubut Province), although nowadays we can find them planted in other parts of the world.
Who doesn’t like bougainvilleas? I love all their varied bright colors so much that I can’t think of one as my favorite color. Here’s a sample of a pink and orange color bougainvillea.
The actual flower of the plant is small and generally white, but each cluster of three flowers is surrounded by three or six bracts with intensive colors: pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, yellow or even white. I have only see in front of me the first five colors, which we can find in Mexico, but not the white or yellow. Which color is your favorite?
I saw this hanging from the trunks of the palm trees at the streets of Santa Barbara. I loved the texture and the lavander color. I guess these are the flowers of the palm, but I couldn’t find information about this interesting and lovely hanging part of the tree. Can you tell me something about it?