"the bougainvillea is white with dust"

Creative Commons AttributionBougainvillea - Credit: heydrienne
 Bougainvillea is a genus of flowering plants which is native to South America. The genus is noted for the bright colour of its flowers which may be red, pink, magenta, purple, orange, white or yellow. It was introduced into Europe in the early 19th century and has become a favourite in locations with a mild climate. Locarno in Switzerland is particularly noted for its bougainvilleas.