Poinsettia, Barbara Haviland

Poinsettia, red flower

by Barbara Haviland in Miscellaneous

I did this from a plant someone gave me. The painting can hang either way and is framed. Available here on my website

http://BarbaraHavilandArt.com

Euphorbia pulcherrima is a shrub or small tree, typically reaching a height of 0.6–4 metres (2–13 ft). The plant bears dark green dentate leaves that measure 7–16 centimetres (2.8–6.3 in) in length. The colored bracts—which are most often flaming red but can be orange, pale green, cream, pink, white, or marbled—are often mistaken for flower petals because of their groupings and colors, but are actually leaves.[5][6] The colors of the bracts are created through photoperiodism, meaning that they require darkness (12 hours at a time for at least five days in a row) to change color. At the same time, the plants require abundant light during the day for the brightest color.[7]

The flowers of the poinsettia are unassuming and do not attract pollinators. They are grouped within small yellow structures found in the center of each leaf bunch, and are called cyathia.[8]Posted on November 12, 2019. Share on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

Published by barbarahaviland2014

New Web Site https://BarbaraHavilandArt.com WE have just recently moved the Woodville,Texas. So far, we are both loving the country. I create art for me. I love love doing this. I am a wife,mother,daughter,retired banker and an artist. I started painting in 1976 and was hooked. I have never been bored creating a painting. The subjects are endless. I have been frustrated, but never bored, I will try all subjects, landscape, floral, seascape, still life, and portraits. I belong to several art groups Outdoor Painters Society Oil Painters of America Artists of Texas EBSQart Tyler County Art League Livingston Art League When not painting, I love to be with my family. My husband is my best friend and we have been married for 57 years. We travel this great country.

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