Flowers Are GiNormous!

gatrafficMarch 22, 2012

The Windmills are in their heavenly delight!

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wetsuiter(7b/8a)

I'm always amazed by how they emerge out of the trunk. Beautiful shots.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 4:26PM
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cmventura

Pure awesomeness!

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 4:41PM
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mastiffhoo(7)

I wish mine would flower... at what age/size do they typically do this?

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 9:37PM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

They look great! Those flowers are very healthy and huge! Congrats, those are some healthy trachy blooms!
-Alex

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 11:01PM
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gatraffic

They have flowered anywhere from 4-7 years. I have about 5 of them that are flowering.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 12:29PM
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wetsuiter(7b/8a)

When they are farther along, can you post pics comparing male vs female flowers? I've been told male trees have yellowish flowers (think: pollen) and females have white (think: pure). But I've never really been able too see this in person.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 7:44PM
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mastiffhoo(7)

Interesting, i did not know that wet. Can you pollinate a male with a female or vice versa?

    Bookmark   March 24, 2012 at 11:06AM
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wetsuiter(7b/8a)

Just like in humans. Males fertilize female. Females produce the fruit/seeds. Males don't.

Windmills are one of a few palms that have separate male and female trees. Most other palms (like all the sabals) have both male and female flowers on the same tree and can self-fertilize.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2012 at 1:21PM
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