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The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is a commercially important plant species of the diverse ... The flowers of the poinsettia are unassuming and do not attract pollinators. ... The Aztecs used the plant to produce red dye and as an antipyretic ... 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.


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 ... sold the plant as “Euphorbia pulcherrima” (which means beautiful) after ...


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


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?


Also known as the Christmas flower, the poinsettias origin is legendary. ... The botanical name of poinsettia, Euphorbia pulcherrima, means “the most ... The Aztecs called the poinsettia Cuetlaxochitl which means “flower with leather petals ”.


The Aztecs used the plant decorative purposes but also put the plant to practical use. ... The milky white sap, today called latex, was made into a preparation to treat fevers. ... It is thought to have become known by its more popular name of poinsettia ... Not knowing what else to do, Pepita knelt by the roadside and gathered a ...