FLOROLOGY: The Poinsettia

Welcome to our first article on Florology! Today, we’re taking a closer look at the Poinsettia, the most popular Christmas plant.

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Poinsettias come in a rainbow of beautiful colors and patterns.


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.

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