Wednesday, February 18, 2009

February Blooms, The Wild Poinsettia

Euphorbia pulcherrima

The tree is growing along side an apartment building. The red flame caught my eye as I was driving by.


  1. The red blooms are very striking and a sharp focus for your photo. Nice!!

  2. It looks like the one I had for 40 years. After all those years fungus killed it. It's the double form that we called 'Fireball'. It was very common in the 40's to the 70's, but now I don't know anyone that has it.

  3. Never heard of these before. I learn something everyday by reading these Daily Photo Blogs...

  4. Thanks Kate!

    TOG - that is good to know. I spent hours trying to identify this poinsettia, and the closest I could get was "wild." Thanks so much! Sorry about yours...
    Fireball Double Red!

    Hi B - they do grow wild along the Pacific Coast here and in Mexico. So striking!


  5. Poinsettias are great! Although we can keep them outdoors, they don't show so much red now.

  6. Those poinsettias seem to jump out of the photo. What a great subject for a photo as you're driving by. So often those quick, spontaneous photos make the most impact in a photographer's collection.

  7. That is sure beautiful. Thanks.


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Lori Lynn