The Poinsettia: Mexico-U.S. connections

19 Dec

Each winter we see poinsettias adorning houses, shopping centers and offices throughout the country. But a little known fact is that the poinsettia is an endemic flora of Mexico. In Spanish it is often called “flor de nochebuena” or simply “nochebuena,” which translates to “holy-night flower.”

So begins a fascinating post by Francisco Macias of the Law Library of Congress at the Library of Congress site. Read the entire post and discover how the poinsettia got its name: Highlighting the Holidays: The Poinsettia | Library of Congress Blog.

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2 Responses to “The Poinsettia: Mexico-U.S. connections”

  1. Michael & Carolyn Yoder December 19, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    happy nochebuena to you and joan, amigo, how does it feel not to be grading so much?

    • Douglas Firth Anderson December 19, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

      I am grading, Mike. American Indian Societies and Cultures, His/Soc317x. One course. I am also the new clerk of Alton Reformed consistory, and secretary of the condo assoc. board, and secretary of the reference librarians’ subgroup at the library. Not really retired.

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