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Poinsettias are the Christmas season flower, but where did they come from? Here are some interesting tidbits for conversation starters in December.
The genus name "Euphorbia" comes from Euphorbus, the Greek physician to King Juba ll (50 B.C. to A.D. 19) of Numidia (present-day Algeria). King Juba ll was the first person to find a succulent-type Euphorbia. "Pulcherrima" means "very handsome." The common name "poinsettia" is in honor of Joel Robert Poinsett, the first U.S. ambassador…
Added by Cyndi Gutowski on December 1, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments