Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 12:29:21 EST From: Tony Vitale Subject: Bougainvilla 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. \tony