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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 gree...

Poinsettia Day - History

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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  ...

History & Legends - The Poinsettia Pages - University of Illinois ...

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

History of the Poinsettia - ProFlowers Blog

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Aug 27, 2012 ... Learn the interesting history behind the poinsettia, and discover how this ... highlands 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 ... The Poinsettia name became the accepted name in English ...

Poinsettia: the Christmas flower and the racist history behind La ...

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Dec 23, 2012 ... “La Cuetlaxochitl,” aka Poinsettia, the “Christmas plant” ... known in this country as the poinsettia was first called a cuetlaxochitl by the Aztecs.

Poinsettia: Mexican Christmas Flower - Mexico Travel - About.com

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Dec 1, 2015 ... The name of the plant in Mexico, "Nochebuena" literally means "a ... The Aztecs were familiar with this plant and they called it Cuetlaxochitl, ...

Poinsettia: The Christmas Flower

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... the Aztecs of central Mexico cultivated the plant and called it Cuetlaxochitl. ... They did well in his greenhouse and he distributed plants to botanical ... The name poinsettia, however, has remained the accepted name in English-speaking countries. .... It has no known hosts other than the poinsettia, which means that unless ...

Poinsettia Flower Facts & Meaning | December Birth Flower ...

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All interesting facts about Poinsettias, the flower of the Holy Night (Christmas Flower or ... The botanical name of poinsettia, Euphorbia pulcherrima, means “ the most ... The Aztecs called the poinsettia Cuetlaxochitl which means “flower with ...

Poinsettia fun facts | Worts & All

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Dec 26, 2015 ... “The Aztec name was said to mean 'mortal flower that perishes and ... And if so, what does its indigenous name actually mean? ... The dictionary also has an entry for cuitlaxochitl (none for cuetlaxochitl) which indeed translates it as poinsettia; however, they note ... There are so-calledAztec herbals” (cool!) ...

The bright red Christmas star | The Florentine

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Dec 9, 2010 ... ... Wilenow assigned the scientific name, euphorbia pulcherrima, meaning 'very ... native to Taxco in Mexico; the Aztecs called it 'cuetlaxochitl,' meaning 'the ... into magnificent stelle di natale, as did all the other weeds in her village. ... and passionate amateur botanist Joel Roberts Poinsett had d...

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Cuetlaxochitl a Mexica Flower also known as the Poinsettia

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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. ... In the United States the flower is called Poinsettia since the ambassador brought the flower to the United  ...

Poinsettias -- Christmas Customs and Traditions -- whychristmas?com

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How Poinsettias were first used at Christmas and what they mean and ... The ancient Aztecs called them 'cuetlaxochitl'. ... Robert Buist was probably the first person to have sold the poinsettias under their botanical, or latin name, name ...

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The poinsettia was called cuetlaxochitl by the Aztecs. What does this name mean ? “mortal flower that perishes and withers like all that is pure” (About.com) 9.