Martin Erich Philipp (1887—1978), Poinsettia in Chinese vase, multi color woodblock print M55, 1936. Image size 34 x 47 cm.
Poinsettia (named after Joel Robert Poinsett (1779-1851), botanist and American Minister of Mexico (ambassadors weren’t appointed until 1896) beginning of the 19th century who imported the plant into the US.
And in 1804 Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), explorer and botanist, brought the plant to Europe.
Latin: Euphorbia pulcherrima, Christmas flower or Christmas rose, Atatürk flower, Aztek: Cuitla-xochitl, Mexican: Flores de Noche Buena.
A Mexican legend says the child Pepita, too poor to buy a proper gift, instead picked a bouquet of field flowers as a gift to Jesus. Given in humility and love God rewarded it with a miracle: in the church one of the plants flowered red and green on Christmas.
Arie Zonneveld (1905-1941), Poinsettia.
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Roberts_Poinsett
Recently I've obtained a second copy of MEPH's Poinsettias. It's on offer for swapping.