Where Do Poinsettias Originate from?

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The poinsettia plant is native to Central America, and is believed to have grown in an area of Southern Mexico called Taxco Del Alarcon. It was used by the Aztecs during the 1300's and 1400' for dyeing textiles.
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Joel Roberts Poinsett (1779-1851) was the first American ambassador to Mexico. This son of a French physician served there between 1825 and 1829 and had a passion for flowers and
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The. French language. is the source of the word "poinsettia" ( Eurphorbia pulcherrima. Specifically, the word adds to the French family name Poinsett the suffix " ia.
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Poinsettias originated in Mexico.Thanks for using ChaCha!
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I think Mexico but S-Africa is covered by them as well, so don't really know. All i know is if you look at the little seedpod it has the face of a spaceman and the milk from the plant
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Poinsettia originated from Mexico. The Poinsettia is the most sold potted plant in America, especially during the Christmas season. This plant has red and white flowers that are star shaped with an appealing smell.
Poinsettias are originally from Mexico. The plants were named after Joel Poinsett, America's first minister to Mexico who brought them to America in 1828. The tradition of presenting them during Christmas goes back to the 16th century in Mexico.
Poinsettias originally came from Mexico and the plant gained popularity after it was discovered by Joel Roberts Poinsett in 1820's. The Poinsettia is commonly known as the 'Christmas star' or the 'Christmas flower' and its association with Christmas comes from a Mexican tale.
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Poinsettia plant is also known as Euphorbia pulcherrima or noche buena and it originated from Mexico. The plant was named Poinsettia, after Joel Roberts Poinsett ...
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