The flowers of the bouvardia.
any of a genus (Bouvardia) of plants of the madder family, grown for the showy flowers often used in brides' bouquets
Origin of bouvardiaModern Latin after C. Bouvard, 17th-c. French physician
Any of various shrubs or herbs of the genus Bouvardia of Mexico and Central America, cultivated for their showy, tubular, variously colored flowers grouped in terminal clusters.
Origin of bouvardiaNew Latin Bouvardia, genus name, after Charles Bouvard, (1572–1658), French physician.