Monday, December 23, 2013

Fact of the Day: Christmas Flower

The Christmas flower poinsettia gets its name from Joel Roberts Poinsett. He was the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico (though in his day he was officially a Minister instead of Ambassador), and introduced the flower to the United States in 1825. 

20 comments:

  1. That's interesting, at least you know where it came from.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Adam.

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  2. Wonderful holiday trivia! Merry Christmas!

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  3. I have one in the house, but they usually die quickly

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  4. I always thought that Poinsettia was an italian name. Very interesting, Adam.Kisses and Merry Christmas:)

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  5. And now it is all around and can easily be found

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  6. An interesting fact, although I've never been able to keep one of these flowers alive.

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  7. At some point they also got a bad rap as being highly poisonous to children and pets, even though they're not.

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  8. Yeah, too bad they always die after one Christmas!

    Have a fantastic Christmas time,
    -Kati

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  9. A good way to get your name immortalized! He'd be a footnote to history otherwise.

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  10. I can't believe I actually knew this one!

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  11. I didn't know this, Adam, thank you so much for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  12. Love love love!

    http://afinaskaterblogspotcom.blogspot.ru/

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  13. I didn't know this either, but I do love the flowers!

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  14. Ours is blooming right now. This is very interesting. Thank you, Adam.

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