Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Star


Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are flowers native to the Pacific coast of Mexico, some parts of central southern Mexico, and a few localities in Guatemala. They are named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Ambassador to Mexico, who introduced the plant in the USA in 1825.

Alternative names for the poinsettia are Mexican flame leaf, Christmas Star, Winter Rose, Noche Buena, Lalupatae, Atatürk çiçeği (Atatürk's Flower) in Turkey, Αλεξανδρινό (Alexandrian) in Greece, and Pascua.

Source: Wikipedia (fountain of all knowledge on the web)

6 comments:

Betty C. said...

I hope you're enjoying the holiday season. We had thought about a trip to London but it will have to wait until spring. Enjoy!

Tinsie said...

London is beautiful in the spring :-)

Kathy said...

They are lovely flowers and I usually buy one at Christmas but I somehow manage to kill it before Easter.
Not a plant person.Another reason why I won't get a pet either.

Tinsie said...

I've never been able to make mine last either. Clearly I don't have green fingers...

Karen said...

Very nicely done. I have shared this info with my family...who could care less. :-)

Tinsie said...

That's what you get for trying to educate the young and restless ;-)