December 01, 2017

Poinsettia

Kyōto Botanical Garden, Sakyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
京都府立植物園(京都市左京区下鴨半木町)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) 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 (1779–1851), the first United States Minister to Mexico, who introduced the plant to the US in 1825.

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