Saw Palmetto

Serenoa repens (Bartram) Small
Tree/shrub, perennial
Native: L 48
Blooming: May, white, yellow

Location:  N30 00.126’W084 32.381′(campe site 1), N30 00.357’W084 32.66′(.3RL)
Fruit has a history of use as an aphrodisiac and to treat prostate condition.  Florida is the largest producer of saw palmetto products. Larval plant of the palmetto skipper, monk butterflies.

Seminoles made wide use of the plant.  The fruit and trunk was used as food, basketry, brushes, rope, fans and rattles, flint and steel punk, fish drags and dolls.

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