Plantidote of the Day 2011-04-18
Pretty in Pink weekend, initiated by jerztomato, has just become PiP week, and continues with this sweet pink camellia. So many camellias were damaged by the rain (and snow!) here in Southern California this winter. But this one managed to survive unscathed. (Definitely worth clicking on the image to see a larger version of this one.)
There are so many camellia varieties, plus half a dozen or so flower "forms," that I'm not even going to guess what this particular one might be. Maybe there's an astute reader out there who could supply some details :-)
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