POINSETTIA 'ICE PUNCH'
Weihnachtsstern - groß.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Species: E. pulcherrima
Willd. ex Klotzsch
Venation of a Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) leaf.
Venation of a poinsettia leaf
The poinsettia (/pɔɪnˈsɛtiə/ or /pɔɪnˈsɛtə/)(Euphorbia pulcherrima) (also known as Christmas Star) is a commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). The species is indigenous to Mexico. It is particularly well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays.
It derives its common English name from Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, who introduced the plant to the US in 1825.
#pointsettias #freshblooms #flowerphotography #flowers #naturelovers #naturephotography