Bougainvilleas are sun worshippers and are some of the most colourful plants around. The array of colours is diverse while many cultivars come with variegated leaves which enhance its appeal.
The colourful 'flowers' are actually bracts while the tiny flowers in the centre are generally pale cream to yellow
Bougainvillea 'Golden Glow'
This Bougainvillea' Mrs Eva' exhibits a non-foliage day.
Soft pink bracts with variegated leaves.
Bougainvillea 'Barbara Karst'
Yellow Vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) on a branch of Bougainvillea 'Raspberry ice'
Pure white bracts.
White bracts with variegated leaves. The lavender bracts are from the original stock plant.
As I went snapping away, it turned around in disdain to give me a traditional 'Kiwi insult' by showing me his full posterior. It's an utterly rude shot but I simply can't let this pass.
An issue featuring Bougainvillea, called Bunga Kertas in Malay (paper flower) from the postal department.