cabbage palmetto Arecaceae Sabal
palmetto (Walter) Lodd. ex Schult. & Schult. f.
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.
Looks like: bush palmetto - Everglades palm - needle palm - saw palmetto