Sunday

Poinsettia for Christmas

Don't get confuse with Poinsettia because it is not really the flowers that gets colored but its leaves. This shrub is very famous especially during Christmas season. It is use as decoration. It is also commonly known as noche buena. Its binomial name is Euphorbia pulcherrima.

I hope to find other colors of Poinsettia in my picture files to share with you. Merry Christmas to all!
Euphorbia pulcherrima is a shrub or small tree, typically reaching a height of 0.6 to 4 m (2 to 16 ft). The plant bears dark green dentate leaves that measure 7 to 16 cm (3 to 6 inches) in length. The colored bracts—which are most often flaming red but can be orange, pale green, cream, pink, white or marbled—are actually leaves.

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