March 2020 – Sasanqua Camellia

Flower of the month – March 2020


KINGDOM:  Plantae

ORDER:  Ericales

FAMILY:  Theaceae

GENUS:  Camellia

SPECIES:  C. sasanqua

There are over 180 other species of camellia – and include the tea camellia – 
C. sinensis (all the world’s tea – black and green – comes from plantations of Camellia sinensis). Camellias are evergreen shrubs mostly with dark green slightly waxy leaves which from Autumn through Winter and then into Spring – depending on species and variety.

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