This is the stamen of the Poinsettia

This plant is native to Mexico that blooms in winter. Over 70 million plants are sold nationwide each year. The brightly colored parts of poinsettias that you might think of are the flowers are actually colored bracts (modified leaves). Bracts come in many colors including, white, pink, peach, yellow, marbled, as well as the traditional red

The widespread belief that poinsettias are poisonous is a misconception. A study done by Ohio State University in cooperation with the Society of American Florists conducted that no toxicity was evident at experimental ingestion levels far exceeding those likely to occur in a home environment. As with all ornamental plants, the poinsettia is not intended for human or animal consumption.