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Bougainvillea flowers burst with color

The vibrant plant is native to South America, and is now found throughout the Mediterranean.


June 16, 2016 | Latest Photo Prev Next
Bougainvillea flowers in Israel.Bougainvillea flowers in Israel.Photo: Benyamin Cohen
June 16, 2016 | Latest Photo

Ever heard of the Bougainvillea flower? The popular ornamental plant, first discovered in the late 1700s, thrives in the Mediterranean. Locarno, Switzerland – with its mild climate – is famous for its bougainvilleas.

The pink and white photos shown here were taken in a leafy suburban Israeli neighborhood situated halfway between Jerusalem and the coastal city of Tel Aviv. These distinct flowers, which can be grown as indoor houseplants, are also used on fence lines and along walkways in public promenades.

The Bougainvillea is just one of many colorful flowers you can find in Israel at this time of year.

Bougainvillea flowers in Israel.Bougainvillea flowers bloom in Israel. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

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