Bouvardia is a genus of plants in the Rubiaceae family. It includes around 50 species[1] of evergreen shrubs and herbs that are native to Central America and Mexico.

Bouvardia Flowers

The shape of this plant’s flower gives it the common names Hummingbird Flower and Trumpetellia. They reach heights of between 0.6 and 1.5 m. The dark green leaves are opposite or whorled, oval to lance-shaped, 3 to 11 cm long.

Bouvardia flowering plants

The flowers are borne in terminal clusters, usually with many flowers. The corolla has four elongated lobes and a large tube. The color ranges of the flowers vary depending on the species, and can be red, pink, yellow, or white.

Bouvardia Flowers

The lightly scented flowers attract hummingbirds. Several Bouvardia species are cultivated as ornamental plants and houseplants in the tropics and temperate regions.

Hummingbird Flowers

Suggested Reading: Other Beautiful Flowers

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Key References
  • [1]“Bouvardia information from”. Accessed November 13, 2021. Link.


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