CAMELLIA SEED PODS

Post last updated: March 4th, 2018

Walking around the Southern Rural Route, I often find in nature things I’ve never before seen despite having lived here thirty years. In mid-August, I found this on our camellia bush.

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I figured it was a seed pod but it sure looked like fruit. Research indicated it was, in fact, a seed pod. It seems they ripen in early fall and I attribute our warmer Floridian weather to the late summer ripening.

When the pods are open, you can harvest the seeds but I did not harvest ours.

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12 thoughts on “CAMELLIA SEED PODS”

  1. I love Camellia’s, I don’t have any, however. I enjoy discovering new things like this right under my nose. The photos are interesting, especially the second one. I like the way you have the light behind it.

    1. Kimmie – I’m amazed that I continue to see new stuff when I’ve lived here 30 years. I must confess. I got my brother to take that photo because it was low on the bush. I have some mobility issues with a knee — the fall-out from that 2011 car accident.

  2. I have seen some of these on my own camellias. I am tempted to plant some of the seeds just to see what I get!

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