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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Roberts_Poinsett

Profession, Physician, Botanist, Politician. Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779 – December 12, 1851) was an American physician and ... Poinsett arrived in Charleston early in 1804, months after his father had been laid to rest. .... A commission consisting of Camilo Henríquez and six others was named for the purpose of ...

extension.illinois.edu/poinsettia/history.cfm

Montezuma, the last of the Aztec kings, would have poinsettias brought into ... In the 17th century, Juan Balme, a botanist, noted the poinsettia plant in his writings. ... Prescott named the plant the poinsettia in honor of Joel Poinsett's discovery.

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/02/the-poinsettia-plant-was-named-after-joel-poinsett

Feb 10, 2011 ... The Poinsettia plant was named after Joel Robert Poinsett, who was an ... much that he sent several back to his home in South Carolina where ...

www.proflowers.com/blog/history-of-the-poinsettia

Aug 27, 2012 ... How the Poinsettia Became the Official Plant of Christmas ... highlands during the very short days of winter and named it “Cuetlaxochitl. ... (which means beautiful) after noticing not only how vibrant and stunning the plant's leaves ... the plant actually pushed its way through the cracks of his greenhouse floor!

www.phoenixflowershops.com/pages/poinsettiahistory.htm

The plant we know today as the poinsettia has long and interestin g history. ... Poinsett had attended medical school himself, but his real love in the scientific field ...

www.britannica.com/biography/Joel-R-Poinsett

Joel R. Poinsett: March 2, 1779 Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. December 12, 1851 ... After serving in the South Carolina legislature (1816–20), Poinsett was ... He interrupted his legislative career to go on a special mission to Mexico in ... as the diplomat after whom the poinsettia plant was named; studied at St. Paul's ...

www.poinsettiaday.com/history.html

What we call the Poinsettia is native to Mexico and was called Cuetlaxochitl by the ... (1480 - 1520, last of the Aztec Kings) adorned his palaces with the plant.

www.paulmcgeheeart.com/pages/Poinsettias.htm

After that the flower was named "Flor de Nochebuena," or "Flower of the Blessed Night. ... Throughout his professional career, Poinsett traded seeds with fellow ...

www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2074358/Meet-Mr-Poinsettia-real-forgotten-people-names-use-day.html

Dec 15, 2011 ... It's a profession which takes its name from an actor named Thespis, who lived ... The story goes that he was wounded 17 times in serving his country, and ... Blooming: The poinsettia is named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, who ...