Common Name: Poinsettia
Scientific Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Nepali Name: Lalupate ( लालुपाते )
Size: upto 4m (height)
Location: Pokhara, Nepal

Lalupate is one of those species that was brought to Nepal from abroad but has since been planted widely around Kathmandu and Pokhara. This is a species native to central America and an indigenous species in Mexico. These shrubs grow as high as 4m and can be identified by its red bracts (specialized leaves) with yellow flower heads.