Bougainvillea Over Fence
A bougainvillea plant cascades over a fence in a Newbury Park neighborhood. The pathway shown is part of the green-belt between the houses in this neighborhood.
Quick! What color are the flowers of the Bougainvilleas? If you just said reds, oranges, yellows, etc... Wrong. The flower of all Bougainvilleas is white. You have to look closely to see a Bougainvillea flower, as it is hidden in the center of the bracts. Bracts are modified leaves and it is the bracts that are so brightly colored on a Bougainvillea.