OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 6 taxa in the family Arecaceae, Palm family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Saw Palmetto

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Serenoa repens   FAMILY: Arecaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Serenoa repens   FAMILY: Arecaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Serenoa repens 031-01-001   FAMILY: Arecaceae

 

Habitat: Pine flatwoods, maritime forests, pine rocklands (in FL)

Common in GA Coastal Plain (rare in SC)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Palmetto, Bush Palmetto, Dwarf Blue Palmetto, Bluestem Palmetto

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Sabal minor   FAMILY: Arecaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabal minor   FAMILY: Arecaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sabal minor 031-02-001   FAMILY: Arecaceae

 

Habitat: Swamps, maritime forests, low moist woods, especially in calcareous soils developed from shell limestone (marl), hardwood flatwoods, marshes, saline barrens, also rarely planted as an ornamental farther inland, where persisting (and appearing native) or possibly naturalizing

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia, and the GA Piedmont

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cabbage Palmetto

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Sabal palmetto   FAMILY: Arecaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabal palmetto   FAMILY: Arecaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sabal palmetto 031-02-002   FAMILY: Arecaceae

 

Habitat: Maritime forests, marsh edges, and other near-coastal communities

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Needle Palm, Blue Palmetto

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rhapidophyllum hystrix   FAMILY: Arecaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhapidophyllum hystrix   FAMILY: Arecaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to wet soils of small blackwater stream swamps, especially where underlain with coquina limestone ("marl"), hydric hammocks and rich, wetland-upland transitions

Common in GA Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA & SC)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pindo Palm, South American Jelly Palm, Brazilian Butia

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Butia odorata   FAMILY: Arecaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Butia capitata   FAMILY: Arecaceae

 

Habitat: Widely planted in the outer Coastal Plain of se. NC, e. SC, e. GA, and FL, persistent in apparently semi-natural situations, and now showing signs of naturalizing into natural areas

Rare

Non-native: southern Brazil & Uruguay

 


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camera icon Common Name: Coconut Palm

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cocos nucifera   FAMILY: Arecaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cocos nucifera   FAMILY: Arecaceae

 

Habitat: Beaches, disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Paleotropics

 


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