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.
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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.