Bougainvillea is popular in the southern United States, where this flowering evergreen vine can grow up to 12 feet long. If your dog eats bougainvillea, seek veterinary help -- this plant is classified as mildly toxic to dogs and children.
How To Grow and Care For Bougainvillea. Native to the coast of Brazil. In the 1760’s the French botanist Philibert Commerson discovered the colorful vining plant and named it after his friend and captain, Louis A. de Bougainville, a noted lawyer, mathematician, and explorer from Canada. Many refer and spell the plant name incorrectly as – bouganvilla.