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The Garden Scoop

Featuring weekly articles by Ryan Pankau, University of Illinois Horticulture Educator.
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The Ever-Popular Poinsettia

Posted by Trent Hawker -

While we associate many plants with the winter holidays – think of the mistletoe carefully hung in the doorway, or the tree festooned with lights and ornaments – no holiday season is complete without my favorite, the bright and festive poinsettia ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). It is interesting that a plant so closely tied to winter time in this part of the world is actually native t...

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