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Fun Facts: Did you know the ...
Did you know the so-called 'flowers' are really leaves called "bracts" that turn color as the days get shorter during the fall and winter months? The first US Ambassador to Mexico, Joel Poinsett, brought these plants back from Taco, Mexico and started growing them in South Carolina. It's name is derived from the Ambassador. Poinsettias grow as large outdoor shrubs in Madagascar (an island off the eastern coast of Africa) and bloom during the holiday season. Hence why they have adopted it as their national emblem!