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Euphorbia pulcherrima

Description:

Conocida comúnmente como pastora, noche buena, flor de pascua o poinsetia en EEUU, es una planta de la familia Euphorbiaceae, nativa de México y América Central. Es frecuentemente utilizada en jardinería como arbusto, pero principalmente en floricultura como planta de interior en Navidad.



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2 Comments

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 6 years ago

Congrats! Your spotting has been featured as a Project Noah Fun Fact!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

Project Noah Fun Fact: A very popular Christmas staple around the world, Euphorbia pulcherrima, was first imported to the United States from Mexico in 1825 by the United States Minister to Mexico Joel Roberts Poinsett, and was thereafter known in the U.S. as the poinsettia in his honor. It is native to Mexico and Central America and is a member of the spurge family. While having a bitter and irritating sap, the plant is only mildly toxic but has a bad reputation because of an popular 1919 urban legend stating a young girl died after eating a small leaf.

Poinsettia spotted by Project Noah member Feche:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/754...

Rajendra
Rajendra 8 years ago

Very colorful.

Feche
Spotted by
Feche

Morelos, Mexico

Lat: 18.68, Long: -99.10

Spotted on Oct 17, 2011
Submitted on Oct 17, 2011

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