This Camellia variety has the type of blossom with a prominent center and on Sunday the blooms were well visited by bees.
The bees were making a haul of pollen.
This flower was on the outside of the plant, right at my eye level making for nice closeups.
The temperature had been below freezing a few nights last week and I was rather surprised to see this much bee activity.
Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
February 20, 2021
These white flowers were poking out of some scraggly brush on the walk around the old rice field at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
Perhaps a Camelia variety, they were the only flowers I saw in this mile and a quarter (2 KM) stretch on December 10.
The blooms were a little raggedy looking, but attracted a steady flow of bees and other small insects.
They were making the most of the situation on a 70 degree F (21 C) morning.
From a distance it looked like something man-made, maybe a piece of trash stuck in the tree trunk by a human.
Fortunately it turned out to be nature-made.
And quite bizarre looking, sort of like a lava flow.
A close up view of the strands: