The beautiful Bougainvillea spectabilis vine is a bright and interesting plant which comes in a variety of colours including purple, and red.
When seen from a distance, it seems that the large flower is mauve with a white centre, but in truth the group of three small white flowers are the true blossoms and the surrounding 'bracts' are mauve. Bracts are attached either to the base of the flower or the stalk. The Bougainvillea will grow wherever it wants in the warm climate of Oliva Nova in Valencia, Spain but usually grows on walls and trees.
This beautiful flowering plant was discovered in Brazil by an admiral in the French Navy named Louis Antoine de Bougainville in 1768.
Bougainvillea flower, Bougainvillea spectabilis, flowering purple bush in Oliva, Oliva Nova, Valencia, Spain, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/320 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 180mm.
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