Posted on Feb 12, 2018

Fuchsia is a species of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees.  Fuchsia triphylla was the first of the species was discovered.  Charles Plumier, a French monk botanist found the species the Caribbean island of Hispaniola – modern day Haiti and the Dominican Republic – during his third expedition to the Greater Antilles and new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs.