Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Paul Thompson pstcamellia_japonica
Leaves are elliptical to ovate, sharply serrate, glossy with acuminate tips. — Clemson Extension
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Look for it . It is frequently cultivated, sometimes persistent around old home sites, at least weakly spreading near cultivated plants, per Weakley's Flora
Numerous stamens, adnate to the petals
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