The Bougainvillea

This ornamental climbing bush was discovered in Brazil during an expedition leaded by the French explorer Louis-Antoine De Bougainville, from whom it takes its name. It is perfectly adapted to the Mediterranean climate. Due to its vitality and its perennial blooming, it is commonly called in Arabic the “Crazy” (“Majnouneh”). It exists...

...several kinds, one of them with long thorns. The colors extend from purple to light pink and white, including also orange. It is not the flower itself which is so colored but the bract that develop at the ends of the branches and surrounds 2 or 3 little elongated flowers with white or light yellow tips. Following the species the bract is plus or less wide or plus or less pointed. The bougainvillea is very common in Jordan, but likes particularly the tropical climate of the Jordan Valley.