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...
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.
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 ...
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.
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, ...
... 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
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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
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-called “Aztec herbals” (cool!) ...
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...