Botanical: Bougainvillea | Hindi: बोगनविलिया | Marathi: बोगनविलिया | English: Bougainvillea
AboutBougainvillea (Bougainvillea spp.) is a genus of flowering plants known for vibrant bracts surrounding small, inconspicuous flowers. Native to South America, these evergreen or deciduous shrubs and vines have thorny stems and adapt well to warm climates, displaying an array of colors including pink, red, purple, and white.
Medicinal Uses: While Bougainvillea is primarily grown for ornamental purposes, some traditional medicine systems use it for its potential anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties. Extracts from the plant may be applied topically for certain skin conditions.
Environmental Impact: Bougainvillea has environmental benefits. Its rapid growth and dense foliage make it useful for landscaping and as a natural screen. The plant attracts pollinators, contributing to biodiversity. While it may be considered invasive in some regions, its ability to thrive in various climates aids in soil erosion control and slope stabilization.
Anandvan Trivia QuizQuestion 1: What is the color of my flower?
Answer: The true Bougainvillea flower is small, tubular, commonly white or yellow, and surrounded by showy, vibrantly colorful petaloid bracts that are often confused as flowers of Bougainvillea. Look at the centre of the colorful petaloid bracts to spot the true flowers.