giardini di Volos
Bougainvillea (/ˌbuːɡɨnˈvɪliə/ or /ˌboʊɡɨnˈvɪliə/) is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees with flower-like spring leaves near its flowers. Different authors accept between four and 18 species in the genus. They are native plants of South America from Brazil west to Perú and south to southern Argentina (Chubut Province). Bougainvillea are also known as buganvilla (Spain), bugambilia (Mexico), Napoleón (Honduras), veranera (Colombia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama), trinitaria (Colombia, Cuba, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic & Venezuela), Santa Rita (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay), bonggavilla (Philippines) or papelillo (northern Peru).
The vine species grow anywhere from 1 to 12 m (3 to 40 ft.) tall, scrambling over other plants with their spiky thorns. The thorns are tipped with a black, waxy substance. They are evergreen where rainfall occurs all year, or deciduous if there is a dry season. The leaves are alternate, simple ovate-acuminate, 4–13 cm long and 2–6 cm broad. The actual flower of the plant is small and generally white, but each cluster of three flowers is surrounded by three or six bracts with the bright colours associated with the plant, including pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, white, or yellow. Bougainvillea glabra is sometimes referred to as "paper flower" because the bracts are thin and papery. The fruit is a narrow five-lobed achene.
Bougainvillea are relatively pest-free plants, but may suffer from worms, snails and aphids. The larvae of some Lepidoptera species also use them as food plants, for example the giant leopard moth (Hypercompe scribonia)
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mesutilgim (82154) 2014-05-24 0:09
Hello dear Costantino,
What a nice capture with those wonderfull Bougainvillea's. A joy for the eyes of the viewer.
I'd seen purple ones but never such nice tomato red ones !
TFS and have a nice weekend
siudzi (32949) 2014-05-24 0:37
Hi Costantino, my today neighbor,
Lovely capture full of intensive and very well saturated colors presented on the white wall as a background. Beautiful subject as well as your shot. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
tenretin (2408) 2014-05-24 0:47
Que de couleurs ! c'est une bonne idée pour célébrer le retour des beaux jours !.
Bien vu !
jhm (137482) 2014-05-24 1:14
Flower is the most exciting for a people, not alone for women but also for me.
Great composition, lovely presentation with pleasant colours.
But I like your wonderful photograph work, you shows a very nice area.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
photographer_sg (3529) 2014-05-24 1:18
this is such a spectacular composition with the flowers. The beautiful purple and red orange flowers are in full bloom and an absolute delight for the eyes of the viewer. I like the way you filled the frame with the gorgeous flowers. Bougainvillea flowers are common in India too but your photograph is a masterpiece!
Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.
jemaflor (82832) 2014-05-24 2:07
Superbes des "fontaines" de fleurs, belle palette de teintes, bonne idée de photo.
Noel_Byrne (22647) 2014-05-24 8:11
What a beautiful waterfall of color you have captured here, it is fascinating how all of the flowers have grown into and around each other to create this spectacle! The white wall below looks almost like a vase to showcase this spectacle of color.
Thanks as always
fabbs99 (16151) 2014-05-24 12:15
Lovely view of the flower canopy.Great colors and sharpness.Very well done,TFS.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-05-24 17:37
ομορφιά στον Βόλο, να γεμίζει με χρώμα τίς γειτονιές, να στολίζει τις εκκλησιές και να χαρίζει την ανοιξη απλόχερα σε ολους!
μια πραγματικά ομορφη φωτογραφία και ενα καλωσόρισμα στήν άνοιξη!!
rychem (21541) 2014-05-24 21:50
Great color palette! Beautiful place to admire the richness of flowers, beautifully captured and composed photo
shreya2000 (1029) 2014-05-24 23:01
A different pic from your gallery other than boats. The colours are really fantastic. The flowers are in full bloom.
Thanks for sharing.
batalay (35125) 2014-05-25 7:58
Hello dear Constantino,
This could have been the way van Gogh described the paintings of his older contemporary, "A symphony of colors." I love these colors on a veritable artist's pallet. Enjoy the rest of Sunday,
abmdsudi (41936) 2014-05-26 22:29
What a simple capture but highly influential. I'm sure it's hard to ignore of a visually stunning with the stinging vivid bold colours even a blind person would be dazzled by it! It brightens up the day for sure and well oriented this way that really works drawing the eyes which don't let loose. You nailed the shot delightfully, Congrats.
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-05-27 22:33
This is one of my favourite climber, the Bougainvillea, my parents house in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) had four colours of these climbing on our veranda.
The colours are splendid, great Pov, and the white walls show them up even more.
Well managed and super note, Tfs,
Cricri (104241) 2014-05-28 8:47
Splendide ces vignes de fleurs, un vrai plaisir pour les yeux, intéressante note d'accompagnement
Très jolie présentation
nikkitta (14274) 2014-06-01 13:14
A Splash of color given by the flowers with lots of shades
Like the mix with green vegetation, it helps with contrast
Here , as your note daid they are in full flower at the Spring, hanging from terraces or at some walls of old houses
Wish you a great week ahead
halikarnas (6625) 2014-06-02 9:33
Begonvillere bayıldım,benimde bahçemde var,zevkle seyrettim seninkilerini.
jmdias (53993) 2014-06-17 6:39
very beautiful slice of the garden with the colored flowers. that one in the background is native from my hometown.
very nice sample of colors.
NorthernLight (2117) 2014-08-13 2:32
great - what a glorious sea of flowers!
Truly a delight for the eyes! Very beautiful!
Have a great day