Euphorbia pulcherrima, Poinsettia, is one of the most delightful decorations during the Christmas season .
This plant has brilliant scarlet, pink or white petals that contains small greenish-yellow flowers at the center.
Poisonous parts of Euphorbia pulcherrima: latex, leaves, stems. There is an established cross-reactivity with the sap of this plant in latex-allergic individuals .
Euphorbia pulcherrima, Poinsettia, poisonous plant
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