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B…for Bouvardia

This dainty star shaped flower is native to the tropical Americas. It’s named after Charles Bouvard (1572–1658) who was Louis XIII physician…so it’s been around for a long time!

The bouvardia (boo-VAR-dee-ah) flowers are small and tubular with spreading star-like petals.  The leaves are bright green and slightly pointy! Continue Reading…