Saw Palmetto

Contrasting yellows and greens on corrugated saw palmetto frond, with forked shadows from a nearby frond being cast upon it. Photo taken at Morningside Nature Center in Gainesville, Florida

Serenoa repens

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Saw Palmetto (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

The edges of the leaflets of this palm have strong spines, like a saw.

Noun

saw palmetto (plural saw palmettos)

  1. A sprawling-stemmed spiny-leaved dwarf palm (Serenoa repens) forming large colonies, especially by sprouting, native to Florida and the coastal plains of other southeastern states of the United States.
  2. A similar plant (Chamaerops humilis), native to Europe and north Africa

Derived terms

  • silver saw palmetto (Acoelorraphe wrightii)

References

  • Serenoa on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Serenoa repens on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Serenoa repens on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
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