By Deliana
351 days ago

Bougainvillea

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Bougainvillea is a stunning flower which is favorite to many who have fallen in love with its cheery appearance and brightly colored petals.
It's native to Brazil and other tropical areas in Central and South America. The plant was first discovered in Rio de Janeiro in 1768 by botanist Philibert Commerson, who named it after Admiral Louis Antoine, Comte de Bougainville. Grown in shades of red, orange, pink, white and some variegated tri-colors, the soft and delicate “paper-like” petals have made it famous across the world.
Like other beautiful plants, Bougainvillea has been chosen as the symbol of Granada and Guam. It is also the official flower of several counties in Taiwan and Malaysia and of three California cities.The symbolic meaning of bougainvillea changes from one area of the globe to another, but the majority claims it stands for a sign of welcoming visitors and beauty. Hawaii is a prime example who sometimes exchanges the orchids used in leis with florets of bougainvillea on special occasions. In other cultures, the plant is considered a symbol of peace and an encouragement of free trade between two entities. Others believe that gifting a stem to a loved one will ignite passion within the relationship.
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maca1 So nice artikle
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frenchqueen When I was a kid I always wished we had this flower in our house.
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Violeta Very nice article
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kavinitu So beautiful pinky pinky flowers
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senior1819 Ah, what to say 😃😃
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Miki Beautiful flowers, I love this color👍
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viktorija64 Very nice article
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dorageorg So nice article! 😃
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cathydkreations Thank you for sharing the history of this flower. I love the vibrant pink leaves 🌱🌸🌱🌸🌱
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Tomi Very good article
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Explorer2017 interesting and informative😉
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OlgaLifeLover love this colour
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DAIANAGABAR Beautiful article
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svetle76 Beautiful article
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carmen3521 Good content!!!
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Nevena83 nice post
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Jelenajeca good article 😉😉
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