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:

DeniseinVA said...

A great piece of trivia.

Julie Ann Lozada said...

cool trivia. :)

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Margaret D said...

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

Dana said...

Wonderful holiday trivia! Merry Christmas!

DEZMOND said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

And the rest is history...

Pat Hatt said...

And now it is all around and can easily be found

stephen Hayes said...

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

A Beer for the Shower said...

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

Kati said...

Yeah, too bad they always die after one Christmas!

Have a fantastic Christmas time,
-Kati

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Interesting fact! Happy Holidays Adam!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Maude Lynn said...

I can't believe I actually knew this one!

Paulina Mo, lilbitsofchic.com said...

ah, good to know!!

Linda said...

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

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Theresa Mahoney said...

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

Christine said...

Interesting!

Kay said...

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