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Flor de la Noche Buena

Poinsettias flanking a courtyard entrance in Coconut Grove

Poinsettias are named after Joel Robert Poinsett. The first U.S. ambassador to Mexico from 1825 to 1829,he introduced the brightly colored plants to the United States. Poinsettia Day is December 12 in remembrance of his death in 1851.

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