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Bougainvillea (Paper Flowers).

Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea glabra), commonly called Paper Flowers, are climbing plants whose brilliant colors are feature of Mediterranean countries. Colorful papery bracts, usually appear in clusters,  surround tiny flowers. Bougainvilleas are very easy to grow as hedge or in pots. Plants can be propagated easily by cutting. They need warm weather and full sunlight to flower. Native of Brazil, this flower is named after a French navigator Louis A. de Bougainville. Pictures of  bougainvilleas in this page were taken from California, Hawaii, Thailand and Vietnam.

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