Friday, December 23, 2011


Poinsettia, Christmas flower, Euphorbia pulcherrima, Noche buena

Euphorbua pulcherrima, or Noche buena is a flowering plant indigenous to Mexico and Central America.  Commonly known as poinsettia after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first US Minister to Mexico, who introduced the plant into the US in 1825.  In Spain, it is called "Flor de Pascua" or "Easter Flower".  This plant is associated with Christmas.  Source

Poinsettia is not poisonous according to this site.

Wishing you the merriest and warmest Christmas!

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; the spirit of Christmas which is peace; the heart of Christmas which is love.  
~ Ada Hendricks


Mildred said...

Lovely image!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Merry Christmas to you and your family****

Maia said...

Nice to see the real thing, not just the one from the flower shop. Very ornamental bush/flower.

Wishing you and yours a cheerful Merry Christmas!

Eden said...

great shot!

merry christmas and happy new year!