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Serenoa repens, commonly known as saw palmetto, is the sole species currently classified in the genus Serenoa. It is a small palm, growing to a maximum height around 7–10 ft (2.1–3.0 m). It is endemic to the subtropical Southeastern United States, most commonly along the south Atlantic and Gulf Coastal plains and sand hills. It grows in clumps or dense thickets in sandy coastal areas, and as undergrowth in pine woods or hardwood hammocks.
The edges of the leaflets of this palm have strong spines, like a saw.
saw palmetto (plural saw palmettos)
- 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.
- A similar plant (Chamaerops humilis), native to Europe and north Africa
- silver saw palmetto (Acoelorraphe wrightii)
- Serenoa on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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