Christmas Poinsettia I (Scannography Art)
Christmas Poinsettia II (Scannography Art)
Christmas Poinsettia III (Scannography Art)
I got about three pots of this beautiful plants to place them in the entrance of my house. I love Poinsettia plants for Christmas Decor, but of course knowing me well I know they will not survive this holiday season. Unfortunally I don't have a green thumb like my mom do, so I decided to give them to her so she can decorate her new home entrance and take care of them. I know they will be in good hands ;-)))
Do you know...
Plant taxonomy classifies Christmas poinsettias as Euphorbia pulcherrima, literally, "the most beautiful Euphorbia" (Euphorbia is not only a genus name, but also the name of a large plant family).
If Euphorbia pulcherrima is the scientific name for these plants, one may well ask how their common name (which looks like it should be a scientific name!) is derived. Well, the common name derives from the fact that Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, introduced the first specimens to North America (1828).