Monday, December 22, 2014

A Plethora of Poinsettias

That most Christmassy of plants, the Poinsettia is native to Mexico and Central America. In December some $60m are bought and plonked in churches, homes and shopping centres throughout the land. They're named after the US Ambassador to Mexico, Joel Roberts Poinsett, who introduced them to the United States in the early 19th Century.

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