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In 1766, Frenchwoman Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to work as assistant to renowned botanist Philibert Commerson on the first French circumnavigation of the globe.
The Paper Flower (Bougainvillea glabra), is the most common species used for bonsai.A Brazilian native, it features glossy green leaves with fine hairs and fuchsia colored stalks. It is an evergreen climbing vine whose trunk is typically twisted amid narrow stems with deep green foliage and prickly thorns. Clusters of small white flowers bloom among vividly colored paper like bracts. It is from these bracts that the name "paper flower" is derived. Paper Flowers are versatile and...
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