The sap is an irritant and may cause vomiting in pets.
They are not harmless if ingested.
posted on 12/19/2010 9:54:35 PM PST
(Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
Poinsettias are associated with Christmas as the lily is with Easter. In Mexico it blooms at Christmas time and is called the "Flower of the Holy Night." Its name is from the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Dr. Joel Poinsett.
posted on 12/19/2010 10:04:37 PM PST
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
There’s a really nice Christmas story by Tomie di Paola about the Poinsettia. Gift idea for kids of picture book age.
posted on 12/19/2010 10:07:12 PM PST
(As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
To his absolute horror, when someone gave Truman Capote a veritable horse-trough of Poinsettias, he remarked that, “Poinsettias are the Bob Goulet of botany.”
posted on 12/19/2010 10:34:57 PM PST
(Go Harper! We still love you!)
Interesting that the plant is still symbolic of a sacrifice.
Joseph Campbell would have had a field day with this.
posted on 12/19/2010 11:34:19 PM PST
(Gone Galt and loving it)
posted on 12/20/2010 12:13:14 AM PST
by GOP Poet
(Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
Now I know which way the Pointsettia points when it ain’t Christmas. The sap being an irritant that can make pets vomit
reminds me of how I feel whenever some secularist/atheist runs off at the mouth pretending those evil Christians have stolen everything.
posted on 12/20/2010 3:51:41 AM PST
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