Euphorbia pulcherrima

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Euphorbia pulcherrima
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture
Leaves, bracts & flowers

Euphorbia pulcherrima, Willd. (E. Poinsettiana, Buist. Poinsettia pulcherrima, Graham). Poinsettia. Easter Flower. Christmas Flower. Lobster Flower. Mexican Flame-leaf. Shrub 2-10 ft. high, branched: Lvs. ovate-elliptical to lanceolate, entire, sinuate toothed or lobed, or panduriform, 3-6 in. long, somewhat pubescent, the upper narrower, more entire to even linear-lanceolate and of the brightest vermilion-red: involucres 2-3 lines wide, greenish, with one large yellow gland. Nov.-March. Moist, shaded parts of Trop. Mex. and Cent. Amer.—Sometimes cut, usually used for specimen plants and in masses, often used in decorations. A gorgeous plant. Var. plenissima, Hort., has the fls., or moat of them, transformed into red bracts, giving a fuller center. Var. alba, Hort., has the upper Lvs. white. —It is not so vigorous, blooms later and requires more heat. CH

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