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Plant Details

Sabal minor

Dwarf Palmetto, Blue Stem Palmetto

Scientific Name:

Sabal minor

Common Name:

Dwarf Palmetto, Blue Stem Palmetto

Plant Family

Araceae (Arum Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Shrub / Tree

Size in Feet:

6

Bloom Time:

May - June - July

In its habitat

Dwarf Palmetto grows in low wet woods, swamp, and maritime forest, especially over calcareous soils. This is our northern-most native palm, reaching Currituck Co.

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Jack Spruill, Hampstead, May 21, 2009

Close-up of leaves

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Jack Spruill, May 25, 2009

In bloom

The fruit is eaten by small mammals and birds.

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Jack Spruill, May 26, 2009

Fruit

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David Paynter, Wilmington, July 19, 2014

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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