January and February is the peak blooming season for camellias in our neck of the woods, although the blooms start showing as early as October in the Southeast. This image of a Viceroy butterfly drinking the nectar from Camellia Sasanqua “Falling Star” was captured in my backyard this past October.
I’m certainly no expert on these plants, but if need to know more, there’s always help nearby. The local branch of the American Camellia Society, Coastal Carolina Camellia Society held their 68th Annual Camellia Show in Charleston, SC on January 28. At that event 1067 different blooms were shown. The variety of Camellias seems endless! For those who may be interested in the American Camellia Society, the National Convention will be held April 5-8 in Newberg, Oregon.
Sharing this one with Cee’s Photography, Feb. 21, 2017 Flower of the Day.