Poinsettia

national flower of Madagascar.

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    Poinsettia @ Hokkaido
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    Poinsettia @ Tokyo
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    Poinsettia @ Tokyo
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    Poinsettia @ Kojimachi
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    Poinsettia @ Kojimachi
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    Poinsettia @ Hokkaido
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    Poinsettia @ Odawara PA
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    Poinsettia @ Kiba Park
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    Poinsettia @ Kagiken
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    Poinsettia @ Kagiken
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    Poinsettia @ Kojimachi

Basic information

Flower Name
Poinsettia
Formal Name
Euphorbia pulcherrima
Alias
Poinsettia
Habitat
Mexico
Morph
Evergreen shrub

Comment

What is Poinsettia

Poinsettia (Scientific name: Euphorbia pulcherrima) is native to Mexico and is an evergreen shrub of the Euphorbiaceae family. It is Christmas flower to greet the best time in the popular Christmas season. What looks like a red flower is a bract, not a flower. The name poinsettia is derived from Mexican ambassador J. R. Poinset of the United States brought back from Mexico and was disseminated. Because it is a short day plant, beautiful bracts will be for appreciation by suppressing sunshine hours from around September by enclosing it in a cardboard box every evening to the next morning. In the same genus, there are Euphorbia marginata(Hatsuyukisou, Scientific name:Euphorbia marginata). This is a plant with beautiful leaves contrasting with white coverings on the green leaf edge. Also,in the same genus, there is a Euphorbia cyathophora commonly called as fire-on-the-mountain (scientific name: E. cyathophora), a part of the leaves turn red.

Generic name: Poinsettia, Scientific name: Euphorbia pulcherrima, National flower : Madagascar, Place of origin: Mexico, Tree height: 30-50 (potted), 200-600 cm (direct planting), Flower (actually bracts color): red, yellow, white, peach, pale yellow and variegated, flowering period: November to the following year (in pots), leaf shape: oval shape, flower color (actually, bract leaf color): 50 cm (potted), 200 to 600 cm January, petal: none, flower color: yellow, appreciation period: October to next January, breeding: cutting.

Detailed information

Order
Malpighiales
Family
Euphorbiaceae
Genus
Euphorbia
Species
E. pulcherrima
Flower language
Holy wish (Dec 09, Dec 22, Dec 25)
Flower type
Other
Flower array
Cup
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Repand
Flowering place
Pot flower
Color
Yellow
Season
JanNovDec
Height
30 ~ 600 [cm]
Diameter
0.5 ~ 0.5

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