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.