Bougainvillea is ubiquitous and so dramatic and rich and well, just so very Mediterranean/Californian. And yes, I checked the spelling of both of those tricky words. (Is there a “u” or an “i” and is it double “r”…?!} (And lots of punctuation all in a row there!)
I used to be able to trust my intuitive spelling…now, not so much. I knew I knew how to spell something; now doubt pesters me far too often. “Bougainvillea” is always something I’ll have to look up!