Sorting out the Florida Sabals: New EDIS Document

We all know and love our beloved Sabal palmetto palms, the Cabbage Palmetto, our state tree… but what about the other Sabal species?

Sabal palmetto.  Photo: UF Laura Sanagorski

Sabal palmetto. Photo: UF Laura Sanagorski

A new EDIS publication, Sorting out the Florida Sabals, describes our four Sabal species and how to identify them:

  • Sabal palmetto: cabbage palm
  • Sabal etonia: scrub palmetto, bush palmetto, bluestem, or corkscrew palmetto
  • Sabal minor: dwarf palmetto or swamp palmetto
  • Sabal miamiensis: Miami palmetto (rare or extinct)

Enjoy this new publication by David A. Fox, research assistant; and Michael G. Andreu, associate professor, forest systems; University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation.

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