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In February, this cold-hardy evergreen shrub or tree fills gardens of the Lowcountry with a welcome blaze of color, flowering in an explosion of pinks, reds, and whites. While some 250 species of camellia exist, two of those that locals know best are C.
We all know the beloved Christmas trimming that goes by the name of ”poinsettia,” but plenty of locals have no idea it was named for a Charlestonian. Botanist, physician, and politician Joel Roberts Poinsett discovered the shrub while serving as the first U.S.