Bougainvillea is a landscaping plant widely planted in warm areas because of its gorgeous flowers and layered layers. However, its long arched branches have thorns, and care should be taken not to touch them because they are poisonous.
What is a Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea is a sprawling woody vine with gorgeous flowers in full bloom. The flowers are composed of yellow-white waxy tubes surrounded by three colored bracts 1 to 2 inches long. Bougainvillea can reach a height of 30 to 40 feet. It blooms in a variety of colors, including purple, scarlet, orange, and pink.
Bougainvillea is a thorny plant that is usually used for safety purposes. The spines are located at the base of each leaf of the plant. They are sharp and easily pierce, puncture, or pierce bare skin.
Toxic Reaction of thorns
The thorns of bougainvillea are coated with substances that can cause contact dermatitis. Symptoms include skin rash, pain or tenderness, and itching. The wound should be kept clean and treated with creams and wet dressings containing hydrocortisone to reduce itching and discomfort..
Wooden shoes and thorns
What a customer says: “I’ve been doing yard work in clogs and they are the only shoe that can stand up to Bougainvillea thorns.”.