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Plantidote of the Day 2012-12-25

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Euphorbia pulcherrima

Poinsettia (Mars Marble)

Happy Everything, everyone! Hope you have a day to remember, for only good reasons.


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Submitted by lambert on

That is quite some gorgeous poinsettia! And I don't even like poinsettias!

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Submitted by NWLuna on

Merry everything, Happy always!

That is a lovely pointsettia. They last for quite a while as cut flowers; I like them better that way (probably because they're not so Xmassy that way).