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The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is a commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family. 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, the first ... In Spain it is known as Flor de Pascua or Pascua, meaning Easter flower.


What we call the Poinsettia is native to Mexico and was called Cuetlaxochitl by the Aztecs. Its name signified "Flower that withers, mortal flower that perishes like  ...


Aztec temple. The Aztecs called poinsettias "Cuetlaxochitl. ... Dazzled by its color, he gave it the botanical name, Euphorbia pulcherrima meaning "very beautiful.


Dec 23, 2012 ... The plant is known as Cuetlaxochitl (ket-la-sho-she) and was another ... country as the poinsettia was first called a cuetlaxochitl by the Aztecs.


The ancient Aztecs called them 'cuetlaxochitl'. ... under their botanical, or latin name, name 'Euphorbia pulcherrima' (it means, 'the most beautiful Euphorbia').


Origin or history of the Poinsettia - Cuetlaxochitl a Mexica Flower. ... (Known as Poinsettia in the United States) ... In the United States, the flower has another history and another name, but its origin is still Mexican. It all began when Joel Robert ...


Aug 27, 2012 ... How the Poinsettia Became the Official Plant of Christmas ... during the very short days of winter and named it “Cuetlaxochitl.” Not decorative at the time, the Aztecs used the plant for practical purposes, as they did with many elements of nature. ... The Poinsettia name became the accepted name in English ...


Dec 23, 2016 ... No flower says Christmas like the poinsettia, but do you ever wonder ... The Poinsettia was a very popular and important plant to the Aztecs in the ... Back then it wasn't known as the Poinsettia, but was called Cuetlaxochitl (from cuitlatl ... it the botanical name, Euphorbia pulcherrima meaning "very beautiful.


But how did this plant from the Mexican countryside become a botanical staple ... in their natural habitat, were known as "Cuetlaxochitl" to the Aztecs and used to dye ... Poinsettias were also used in Aztec religious ceremonies since the Aztecs  ...


Dec 26, 2012 ... The plant's botanical name is, Euphorbia pulcherrima, which means “very beautiful. ... The Aztecs called the plant, “Cuetlaxochitl,” and used it commonly to treat fevers ... Do you know any interesting facts about Poinsettias?