The New International Encyclopædia/Bouvardia

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BOUVARDIA, bōō-vär'dī-ȧ (named in honor of Bouvard, physician to Louis XIII., and superintendent of the Royal Gardens in Paris). A genus of twenty or thirty American shrubs or perennial herbs, mostly Mexican, of the family Rubiaceæ. Bouvardias are cultivated to a considerable extent as late fall or early winter greenhouse plants. The red or white flowers are long and tubular, four-lobed, and contain four stamens. The fruit is a two-celled capsule. Bouvardia triphylla is a favorite in flower borders in Great Britain, producing flowers from June till November.