Monday, June 14, 2010

Camellias





Camellia, the camellias, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are native to eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalaya east to Korea and Indonesia.

It grows in Auckland, and blooms in late autumn. There are white, pink and red ones. They don't seem to bloom every year, as the plant in my garden failed to produce a single bloom.

This was taken when there was heavy rain, and the groun was covered by camellia confetti.

4 comments:

Dar said...

What a gorgeous fragrant dance the blossoms have made on the ground...loveit
Have a Blessed Week

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ann: Neat post even with all the shed petals.

Diane AZ said...

Those camellias are so pretty, even all over the ground. :)

Mildred said...

Hi Ann, I love the camellia blooms. Your pictures really do make the petals look like confetti!