Saw Palmetto at Ponce Inlet, Florida.

wilki(9b)December 11, 2012

A few photos from the trails at the Marine Science Center at Ponce Inlet, Florida. Lots of mature Saw Palmetto (seronoa repens) with sprawling, snake-like trunks under the Live Oak canopy. The lighthouse is visible from the observation tower in one of the photos.

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wilki(9b)

A mature Saw Palmetto.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 5:40AM
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wilki(9b)

Booted trunk of a Sabal Palmetto.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 5:43AM
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wilki(9b)

A view of the lighthouse from the observation tower.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 5:45AM
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wilki(9b)

More Saw Palmetto under the canopy.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 5:47AM
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wilki(9b)

One more view of the Saw Palmetto.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 5:53AM
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LagoMar(USDA 8/AHS 7)

Those are neat. I never knew that they grow horizontally instead of vertically. Very interesting. Now I want some for the swamp behind my house!

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 2:47PM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

Beautiful pics! Saw palmettos are really cool palms! I cant wait until my silver saw gets a little bit bigger, they make really nice looking clumps!
Thanks for sharing!
-Alex

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 9:26AM
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wetsuiter(7b/8a)

Sabal Louisiana is also known to trunk along the ground like a snake. Probably adds to their hardiness, by keeping the growing bud down low.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 12:49PM
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