Euphorbia pulcherrima. POINSETTIA. Mexico

Ten-foot tall plant, coarse leaves on stiffly upright, woody stems bearing red, petal-like bracts winter into spring. Protected corner of Encina Commons courtyard, near entrance on Galvez Mall.

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Name derivation, genus | species The classical name after Euphorbus, physician to Juba, king of Mauritania | very pretty

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