- Roses are the most popular flower in the world, and red roses are the most popular color by far.
- About 110 million roses are sold on Valentine’s Day every year.
- The rose is the national flower of the United States as well as the state flower of New York, Iowa, North Dakota and Georgia.
Welcome to our first article on Florology! Today, we’re taking a closer look at the Poinsettia, the most popular Christmas plant.
Scientific name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Common names around the world:
- Poinsettia (US)
- Flor de Nochebuena (Mexico)
- Flor de Pascua (Spain)
- Crown of the Andes (Chile, Peru)
- Atatürk’s Flower (Turkey)
- Santa Claus’ Flower (Hungary)
National Poinsettia Day is celebrated on December 12th in the US.