Bougainvilleas (Bougainvillea species) are tropical and subtropical woody vines of the Four-O’Clock family (Nyctaginaceae). They are named for Admiral Louis A. de Bougainville, a French explorer (1729-1811) who discovered them in South America. They are thorny, evergreen, and are popular for their large, colorful “blooms,” which are produced most profusely in summer. Like the dogwood … Continue reading Bougainvillea