Monday, January 3, 2011

Poinsettia - MyWorld

Popular flowering plant (Euphorbia pulcherrima) native to Mexico and Central America, it grows in moist, wet, wooded ravines and on rocky hillsides. What appear to be flower petals are actually coloured leaflike bracts that surround a central cluster of tiny yellow flowers.


I really like these colorful plants. They are so beautiful. They don't thrive in our cold winters, and we can't plant them outdoors - which makes them special for the short period of time that we can admire them. For more MyWorld photos click here.

6 comments:

  1. it's popularly known here as the Christmas plant.:p malls and restaurants display live poinsettias during Christmas season. lovely photo.

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  2. very beautiful!
    thanks for sharing

    Bhupesh

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  3. Your Christmas flower photo is lovely.
    We have them also only in pots,during the winter holidays.

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  4. Beautiful flowers!!!
    I like poinsettuas too! :-)

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  5. In Denmark we call it Christmas Star; it's number one hit in december :-D

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