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Test Your Poinsettia Knowledge

How well do you know this classic holiday flower? Take my quiz to find out!


Test Your Poinsettia Knowledge

To what area are poinsettias native?

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jrebeccat jrebeccat 9 years
I learned recently that mistletoe isn't poisonous either. I wonder how those got to be myths.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
how in the heck did I get 5/5?
heartmk&a heartmk&a 9 years
5/5 took a floral art class...i guess you can say i cheated.
Home Home 9 years
They're not poisonous, though they will cause stomach upset and may cause a rash. Because they are part of the euphorbia species, some people are sensitive to the milky sap the plant produces. Cats will vomit if they eat pointsettia leaves—but that is true for almost any houseplant. According to the Society of American Florists, no other consumer plant has been as extensively tested as the poinsettia, and they're not toxic. In fact, "according to POISINDEX (R), the information resource used by the majority of US poison control centers, a 50-pound child would have to eat more than 1.25 pounds of poinsettia bracts (500 to 600 leaves) to exceed the experimental doses that found no toxicity" ("The Facts About Poinsettia", 1998).
DCStar DCStar 9 years
3/5 I was always told that these plants are quite poisonous to animals. Is that untrue?
leahlarocco leahlarocco 9 years
These plants are poisonous to animals!!!
sugarbecky sugarbecky 9 years
2/5, I am no pointsettia expert. KatieDearest, that's exactly why these don't come anywhere near my apt. As festive as cat puke is...
KatieDearest KatieDearest 9 years
Red and Pink are the only color cats can see to they are particularly attracted to this plant. (Although if they eat the plant it won't kill them, they will certainly puke all over your floor..)
KatieDearest KatieDearest 9 years
These plants are poisonous to cats and dogs!
kungfubunni kungfubunni 9 years
i think these plants are poisonous to cats, no?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
2/5 :( Haha I did pretty horribly!
emalove emalove 9 years
I got 4/5, haha...complete guesses for the most part. I really thought this flower was poisonous too...apparently not!
krEnElk krEnElk 9 years
1 out of 5! i am a poinsettia genius :rotfl:
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