Bougainvillea Blossom Bougainvillea blossoms (Bougainvillea spectabilis) and other tropical flowers flourish in the climate of Puerto Ayora. Many people grow Bougainvillea in their yards. The plant was originally from Brazil and was named after a French explorer - Louis Antoine de Bougainville.

The islands of the Galapagos are definitely tropical - they straddle the Equator off the coast of Ecuador.

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