Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 12:29:21 EST
From: Tony Vitale vitale[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DECTLK.ENET.DEC.COM
This is from a friend who is a professional botanist:
Bougainvilla is a South American shrub in the Nyctaginaceae family (four
o'clock or Marvel-of-Peru). It was named after a French navigator :(De
Bougainville, 1729-1811). I found the info in Bailey's, The Standard
Cyclopedia of Horticulture vol. 1, MacMillan Co., NY 1927.