Interesting facts about poinsettias

The poinsettia is a well-known member of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae), commonly sold as an ornamental at Christmas time. It was named for Joel R. Poinsett, who popularized the plant and introduced it to floriculture while he was U.S. minister to Mexico in the late 1820s. Poinsettia’s botanical name, Euphorbia pulcherrima, means “the most beautiful … Read more