Posts tagged Mexico

December 3, 2004

 

potted poinsetta

Poinsettia

The colorful petal-like leaves are not actually the flowers but are really bracts.

July 30, 2004

 

bouquet of zinnias

Zinnia

A later common name was the "Cinderella Flower" because of the transformation of the original flower into the varied colors and forms that later evolved.

July 9, 2004

 

field of marigolds

Marigolds

It became a symbol of the Spanish massacre, the red and the yellow representing the blood spilled on the gold the Spaniards seized.

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