Bougainvillea is the symbol of passion, liveliness and life experience.

It is species of shrubs, vines and small trees in the family Nyctaginaceae, native to South America. The colourful papery “flowers” are actually modified leaves called bracts that surround the tiny white flowers.

She is Bougainvillea
lush, wild
a riot of colour
spirited and fun
sometimes overzealous
but oh my darling,
she makes the world bright!