Poinsettia: Flower of the Christmas Season

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The Flower of Christmas

Credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher
The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is known all across the world as the flower of Christmas. It is native to the countries of Mexico and Guatemala.…Read More »

Poinsettias are members of the Euphorbiaceae Family and like many plants of this family the poinsettia oozes a milky, latex sap. Over 7,500 different plants make up this very large plant family from the low-growing garden weeds known as spurges to the Candelabra Tree (Euphorbia ingens), a giant, cactus-like succulent of South Africa.   Less «
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