What is this growth on my camellia?

Asked August 24, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT

Attached is a photo of my favorite camellia plant in the garden. It bears beautiful single-petal white flowers. Notice the golf ball-sized "goiter." Please identify or diagnose it for me.

Montgomery County Texas

1 Response

Thank you for the question. The picture is a little blurry, but I am more than sure that the growth is actually a seed pod. If left to dry on the plant; the pod will split open and reveal one to several seeds that can be planted.

Thanks again for the question.