The poinsettia is named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, a physician, amateur botanist and the first US Minister to Mexico. Known as “flor de nochebuena” (flower of Christmas Eve) in Mexico, the poinsettia was given its United States name after Poinsett ran across this beautiful plant during one of his Mexican visits and sent it home to Charleston, South Carolina.
The poinsettia is named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, a physician, amateur botanist and the first US Minister to Mexico. Known as “flor de nochebuena” (flower of Christmas Eve) in Mexico, the poinsettia was given its United States name after Poinsett ran across this beautiful plant during one of his Mexican visits and sent it home to Charleston, South Carolina. STEPHANIE GRACE LIM
The poinsettia is named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, a physician, amateur botanist and the first US Minister to Mexico. Known as “flor de nochebuena” (flower of Christmas Eve) in Mexico, the poinsettia was given its United States name after Poinsett ran across this beautiful plant during one of his Mexican visits and sent it home to Charleston, South Carolina. STEPHANIE GRACE LIM

There’s a cool story behind your poinsettias

December 09, 2015 11:58 AM

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