Poinsettia

Yes, this is a POIN(as in poindexter) - (NO "t") - SET - TI - A. Non-tropical travelers frequently express amazement at potted poinsettias in the US that are bigger than about a half meter high. Well! Where they grow out-of-doors, poinsettias can get huge. This sample has a "tree" trunk at its base. Other specimens in Meghalaya were larger, but not quite as pretty as this "tree."

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