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Photo: Budding Bougainvillea Ornamental Plant Picture

This budding Bougainvillea, an ornamental plant growing in the dry climate of Oliva Nova in Spain, shows the mauve bracts (or leaves) sheltering the unopened flowers.

The Bougainvillea in bud in Oliva Nova, in the Comunidad of Valenciana, Spain is rather confusing because it appears that the little flowers, still in bud, are stamens to the mauve petals, when in actuality the 'petals' are bracts, a special kind of leaf. As the real flowers open into three white flowers, the bracts, that have sheltered the unopened flowers, also spread to give the Bougainvillea vine its beautiful mass of colour. Another example of the coloured bracts is the Poinsettia.

The Bougainvillea is a deciduous plant in this dry region of Spain, however in other areas of the world where there's high rainfall it is an evergreen.

It's a popular ornamental plant which is found in many regions of the world including Taiwan, Malaysia, India, Australia, USA, Mexico, Caribbean, and the Mediterranean region of Europe.

Budding Bougainvillea, Bougainvillea spectabilis, flowering purple bush in Oliva, Oliva Nova, Valencia, Spain ... continue below the picture...


Budding Bougainvillea Ornamental Plant Picture

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Budding Bougainvillea Ornamental Plant Picture
Photo of a budding Bougainvillea, an ornamental plant seen in Oliva Nova, Valencia in Spain, Europe.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/125 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 180mm.

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Budding Bougainvillea Ornamental Plant Picture
This budding Bougainvillea, an ornamental plant growing in the dry climate of Oliva Nova in Spain, shows the mauve bracts (or leaves) sheltering the unopened flowers.
Scientific Name
Bougainvillea spectabilis
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Rolf Hicker
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yj4w9249 - Budding Bougainvillea Ornamental Plant Picture

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