WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: SAW PALMETTO (Serenoa repens)
Shrub. Buds are just beginning to appear. They will take quite a while to open.
Excellent nectar/pollen for pollinators; Outstanding cover for wildlife, fruits enjoyed by birds and mammals.
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Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2664
Larval Host: Palmetto Skipper (Euphyes arpa); Monk (Asbolis capucinus)
Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Serenoa+repens