Cabbage palm,palmetto, cabbage palmetto,palmetto palm, blue palmetto, Carolina palmetto, common palmetto, swamp cabbage, sabal palm
Corypha palmetto Walter,Inodes schwarzii O.F.Cook
Plant Average Height
The flowers are yellowish-white, 20 in (5 mm) across, produced in large compound panicles up to 8.2 ft (2.5 m) long, extending out beyond the leaves. The fruit is a black drupe about .5 in (1.3 cm) long containing a single seed. It is extremely salt-tolerant.
Sabal palmetto is a popular landscape plant known for its tolerance of salt spray and cold. Because of their relatively long establishment period and prevalence on ranchlands, few, if any are grown from seed in nurseries.
The cabbage-like terminal bud has been eaten as hearts of palm. The cabbage palm is remarkably resistant to fire, floods, coastal conditions, cold, high winds and drought.