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Poinsettia
Euphorbiaceae
Euphorbia pulcherrima


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Flower Petal # 1
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Type Categories Useful Parts

Shrub

Euphorbiaceae Family

Euphorbia Genus

Location

Found in Brazil

Physical Description
The plant bears dark green dentate leaves. The colored bracts—which are most often flaming red but can be orange, pale green, cream, pink, white or marbled—are actually leaves.
the flowers are grouped within the small yellow structures found in the center of each leaf bunch, and they are called cyathia.


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Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales
Malpighi Order
Oxid Clad
Oxid-Faba
Fabidae
Bean-Like Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Red Christmas Plant

There are over 100 varieties of poinsettia available.

photoperiodism : require darkness for 12 hours at a time to change color.

The plant's association with Christmas began in 16th century Mexico.

The star-shaped leaf pattern is said to symbolize the Star of Bethlehem, and the red color represents the blood sacrifice through the crucifixion of Jesus.



Red Christmas Plant
Red Christmas Plant - December 11, 2009



Red Christmas Plant
Red Christmas Plant - December 11, 2009



Red Christmas Plant
Red Christmas Plant - December 11, 2009



Red Christmas Plant
Red Christmas Plant - December 11, 2009

Comment: Poinsettia, Euphorbia pulcherrima

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gardengeek
gardengeek
April 12, 2010
Thanks for the ID! I missed this comment and didn't see it until now!

Kiki

Croatia April 04, 2010
This is Poinsettia :)

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