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Bougainvillea glabra Choisy
Paper flower

Bougainvillea glabra
Copyright by: Kristen Finch
In cultivation, Palm Beach County, Florida, 2013

Family: Nyctaginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Bougainvillea glabra has been found in the following 21 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Attwood Addition, Indian Key Historic State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Biscayne National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Cayo Costa State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Eachus Pineland Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Enchanted Forest Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Homestead Bayfront Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only



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Bougainvillea glabra
Copyright by: Kristen Finch
In cultivation, Palm Beach County, Florida, 2013