• Common name : Great Bougainvillea
• Scientific name : Bougainvillea spectabilis
• Family : Nyctaginaceae
• Native land : South America from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentina, South-East Asia
Bougainvillea is evergreen in regions experiencing rainfall throughout the year, and deciduous where a dry season occurs. It is a thorny perennial vine, with stout spines. The leaves are alternate, simple, ovate to somewhat elliptic. The flowers arise in leaf axils, in clusters of threes (purple, red, pink, or orange). This species is used as an ornamental plant. It is adapted to climates with a distinct dry season and does not flower well in perpetually humid conditions.