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the namesake

The bouganvillea is definitely the step flower child of God. I mean to be stuck with a name like THAT!! It's okay for a French Navy Admiral to be called 'Louis Antoine De Bouganville' but the narcissist named a flower after himself! what had the poor thing ever done to him?
So now you have the bouganvillea, a humble little flowering plant. Just an average plain jane, even the petals aren't pretty, they aren't even called petals! The faux petals are actually 'bracts' and the look like coloured leaves more than petals. Miss plain Jane ain't as talented as it's pretty cousin the rose, you see it doesn't smell sweet either. I mean imagine shakespeare saying.. 'what's in a name.. a bouganvillea will never smell sweet even if it were called a rose."
The bouganvillea, is your typical 'adjusting / compromising' woman, doesn't mind it if she is made to grow on the dividers of national highways , amongst dust and grime and the whiz…