Tsubaki (japanese camellia) - 椿

Also known as Japanese rose, it was cultivated during the Edo period and was very popular with the nobles.
She also played a major role in the tea ceremony.

Camellia oil was once used as a hair and skin care product. It is used today to style the hair of sumo wrestlers.

This flower symbolizes perfect love if it is red, desire if its color is yellow, and expectation for white.

Some Japanese specimens are at least 500 years old.
In the wild, flowering occurs between January and April.