bougainvilleas commonly called Paper Flowers, this thorny, woody vines are widely-grown in Singapore. They have very colorful bracts or leaves which are mistaken by many as the flowers of the plant because of their prominence.
The flowers are actually the white or cream color, trumpet-like, small and inconspicuous things surrounded by the bracts. Each cluster of three flowers has three large bracts surrounding them.
…the bracts are thin and papery, that is why the name “paper flower” .
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