Paper flower
Bougainvillea glabra
Nyctaginaceae


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Long cultivated for its showy flowers. Apparently not escaped from cultivation in South Florida.

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Nectar plant for giant swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes), gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae), long-tailed skipper (Urbanus proteus), mangrove skipper (Phocides pigmalion) and other butterflies.
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For more information and links to an image, visit our Floristic Inventory of South Florida Database Online.


Kristen Finch
In cultivation, Palm Beach County, Florida, 2013