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Camellia Sackville

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Camellia Sackville
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationMichel Delving
Physical Description
GenderFemale
Camellia Sackville was Bilbo's aunt by marriage, marrying his uncle, Longo Baggins.

Camellia and Longo founded the Sackville-Baggins family with their marriage, and they had one child together, Otho, Bilbo's cousin, who was born in S.R. 1310. Through her son she became the mother-in-law of Lobelia Sackville-Baggins.

Little biographical information is known about Camellia, however possibly came from Michel Delving[1]

Etymology

Camellia is a group of Asian plants, named after George Joseph Kamel, who brought the first plant from Japan.

It possibly suggests that this exotic plant still existed in Middle-earth in the Third Age, like potatoes and tobacco.

References

  1. In the earlier drafts of the Baggins genealogy. Whether this was meant to stand is unclear.