Bonaire’s flora consists of a variety of native and imported species and exotics.
Throughout Bonaire’s elevated northern end, visitors can see a desert landscape reminiscent of the American southwest. Varying cacti species including Candle and Prickley Pear are present. Numerous trees and bushes including Brasilwood, Divi Divi, Mesquite Acacia and Calabash are found.
Gardens throughout the island contain numerous flowering plants and trees. Bright orange Flamboyants, Bouganvilla, and Oleanders of all colors are seen. In addition, Century Plants, Rock sage and Aloe appear in different places througout Bonaire. For more information, Bonaire’s Washington Slagbaai National Park Museum has a display of local flora.