I'm new to this site, trying to identify a plant on my property. My mother-in-law is a former miner and she saved this plant from an old farm before it was bulldozed over. She planted it here over 20 years ago, and it had probably been on that farm for many many years before that. It looks very similar to some of the pictures of Camellias, but what is throwing me off is that it has some thorns. Not many, but there is a half-inch straight spike thorn at the end of most of the branches.
I would post a picture, but I've not found out where to go here to do that yet. Until I do, I guess my main question is -Can a camellia have thorns or is this something entirely different?
Thanks so much!