cabbage palmetto Arecaceae Sabal palmetto
Leaf:Alternate, palmately compound, fan shaped;
Flower:Small white flowers occurring on large (several feet), branched clusters, appearing in early summer.
Fruit:Fleshy drupe, nearly round, 1/3 to 1/2 inch across, dark shiny blue, maturing in early fall and persistent into the winter.
Twig:Absent, since leaves appear directly out of unbranched trunk.
Bark:Gray-brown, tough, splits vertically.
Form:Tall (to 80 feet), straight trunk with a short rounded crown.