Bougainvillea – Bougainvillea glabra

BougainvillaBougainvilla Flower

 

When you read historical novels of the old South, you will invariably come across the Bougainville. It is a classic vine oft used to cover a trellis or pergola. The soft scent will gently drift around making a very romantic setting, indeed.

Having read my share of historic romances, when I saw this vine covering a 3 story wall in the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens I was shocked to find it had thorns! It was used as a security barrier in the past, because of them and because it grows so fast.

The traditional practitioners in Mandsaur have used it to treat several illnesses. Diarrhea, cough, and sore throat are just a few examples. 

When you read historical novels of the old South, you will invariably come across the Bougainville. It is a classic vine oft used to cover a trellis or pergola. The soft scent will gently drift around making a very romantic setting, indeed.

 

Having read my share of historic romances, when I saw this vine covering a 3 story wall in the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens I was shocked to find it had thorns! It was used as a security barrier in the past, because of them and because it grows so fast.

 

The traditional practitioners in Mandsaur have used it to treat several illnesses. Diarrhea, cough, and sore throat are just a few examples. 

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