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GUAM STATE FLOWERS

guam state flowers
GUAM STATE FLOWERS

Bougainvillea spectabilis - commonly known as paper flower, is the state flower of the the Territory of Guam. Bougainvillea, named for a French navigator, is a native of South America.

Kingdom
Plantae
Division
Magnoliophyta
Class
Magnoliopsida
Order
Caryophyllales
Family
Nyctaginaceae
Genus
Bougainvillea
Species
Bougainvillea spectabilis

Genus Bougainvillea is native to the tropical and subtropical regions of South America from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentina. Bougainvillea spectabilis species is of highly ornamental value.

The Bougainvillea or paper flowers has a range of different colors, from pink, to red, to orange, to white and yellow. Around the flowers there are small tubes with three papery bracts around them. The flowers grow all over the canes and vines. The root system of the bougainvillea is very fragile.

California Gold, Texas Dawn, Double Pink, Jamaica White, Barbara Karst are some of the popular varieties of Bougainvillea.

  • The Bougainvillea plant can reach over thirty feet.
  • The Bougainvillea plant can either be vines, trees, or shrubs with sharp thorns.
  • The leaves of the Bougainvillea are shaped like little hearts with drip tips at the ends.
  • The Bougainvillea leaves are dark rich green and look almost like ivy leaves.
  • The underside of the Bougainvillea leaves has little hairs.
  • The Bougainvillea plant is very abundant in the wild and is not endangered at all.
  • The Bougainvillea plant is a vine spreading quikly and it is almost insect-free.
  • The Bougainvillea plant is protected by great thorns.
  • If overwatered, Bougainvillea will not bloom and may even die from root decay.

There are many online florists who deliver flowers to Guam. You can send flowers, plants of your choice to your loved ones living in Guam or from Guam to other locations across the United States of America through these popular Guam Online Florists.

Image of Guam State Flag
Guam is the isle of orthogonal rivers. Capital City of the Territory of Guam is Hagatna/Agana.
  • Total land area of Guam state is 549 sq km.
  • Guam state is situated between 13 28 N, 144 47 E of the United states.
  • Guam state is located Oceania, in the North Pacific Ocean, east of the Philippines and north of Papua New Guinea.
  • Total land area of Guam state is 549 sq km.
  • Climate type in Guam state is Tropical marine; warm and humid with little seasonal temperature variation.
  • Literacy seen in Guam state is 99%.
  • Guam states Natural resources are Fishing, tourism.
  • Agriculture products abundantly grown are: Fruits, copra, vegetables; eggs, pork, poultry, beef.
  • Industries in Guam state are: US military, tourism, construction, transshipment services, concrete products, printing and publishing, food processing, textiles.
  • The Peak of a submerged mountain, Guam, rises 37,820 feet above the floor of the Marianas Trench, the greatest ocean depth in the world.
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