SAW PALMETTO (Serenoa repens)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: SAW PALMETTO (Serenoa repens)

Just coming into bud. The berries are an excellent and valuable food source for wildlife.
Leaves used to make baskets.

Learn: http://www.floridata.com/ref/s/sere_rep.cfm

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Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Serenoa+repens

Here is photo taken later in year 2012 which shows flowers at different ages.

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