Fuchsia is a
genus of flowering
plants. They are often
red, which is where we get the colour
Fuchsia belongs to the
Onagraceae family of flowering plants. Fuchsia has 110 species. It consists mostly of
shrubs or small trees.
Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the
Caribbean island of
Haiti and the
Dominican Republic) about 1696–1697. The discoverer was the French
Charles Plumier, during his third expedition to the
Greater Antilles. He named the new genus after the German
Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566).