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Poinsettia

Euphorbia pulcherrima

Description:

Last one of my garden. This is a poinsettia. They're very popular around Christmas time and are considered iconic to the holiday. Its common name comes from Joel Roberts Poinsett, who was the first United States Minister of Mexico. He introduced the plant to the US in the 1820s by shipping them to his greenhouses in South Carolina. Prior to being named for him they were known as the Mexican flame flower. Poinsettias are incorrectly thought to be highly toxic plants, but are of no danger to humans or animals.

Habitat:

Native to tropical dry forests of Mexico down into Central America. Of course also widely cultivated in greenhouses worldwide for sale around the holiday seasons.

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1 Comment

Deny
Deny 10 months ago

Lovely colour !

The GeoDex
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Independence, Kansas, United States

Spotted on Sep 18, 2020
Submitted on Sep 18, 2020

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