Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bougainvillea


I saw this bougainvillea bush in, of all places, a shopping center parking lot.  The way the blooms seem to be gathered in large clusters intrigued me so I did some research.


The best that I can tell, these are called torch glow bougainvillea.  They are very attractive with long branches that reach out with these clusters of blooms at the end.

21 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

They really appear to be reaching out towards the sun, great shots!

Mersad said...

Such a stunning flower. I agree, they look very attractive.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Feyza Ramazanoglu said...
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Feyza Ramazanoglu said...

I love all kinds of bougainvillea. This one is new to me. I haven't seen them before. Thank you
Feyza

Feyza Ramazanoglu said...

I love all kinds of bougainvillea. This one is new to me. I haven't seen them before. Thank you
Feyza

LOLfromPasa said...

One of my favorites.

Steve Reed said...

Interesting! It's amazing how humans have hybridized and manipulated plants to make them more attractive -- all the varieties we've achieved. I seem to remember reading somewhere, though, that if humans died out, much of our vegetation would return to its native state within a relatively short time. Hybrids just aren't very good at propagation.

Kate said...

I love the thought that flowers would return to its natural state if we human disappeared (Steve's comment).
Top photo is an unusual angle.

Thérèse said...

This torch like one is new to me and beautiful!

Birdman said...

That's a 'mouthful'.

RedPat said...

It's a beautiful plant!

Judy said...

Such a showy plant and if I remember right, very easy to grow. They don't do well here because of the cold. I think they are poisonous.

William Kendall said...

What glorious colour!

VP said...

Gorgeous colors! You just reminded me that I have to post pne of these...

Kathy said...

It's definitely a torch bougainvillea! I started noticing this variety a few years ago. I had a beautiful San Diego Red bougainvillea at my house in Phoenix. It's one flower I've missed since I've been gone.

cieldequimper said...

A flower I love and associate with the Mediterranean. Your photos are magnificent!

Catalyst said...

We used to love those when we lived there.

Jack said...

I have not seen this kind of bougainvillea. (Phew! . . . I was so worried typing bougainvillea, wondering what autocorrect was going to turn it into if I messed up.)

Randy said...

I miss those too. They don't survive our winters.

Halcyon said...

I've never seen this variety before. I love bougainvillea though, in any form!

Karl Demetz said...

Gorgeous blooms !