Friday, April 7, 2017

Saw Palm/Serenoa/Tala-Cani


Our Saw Palmetto has been at the base of the pine tree for the 27 years we have lived here. Bob hates it, I love it. Slow growing but BIG and slowly takes over. I have taken zillions of photos of it and what grows in and around it. On Wikipedia  I found they can live to be 500 to 700 years old. Wow.


The orange hibiscus reaches out into the saw like fronds and thrives as does the bright green fern. Below is the green fern as it looks during our drought. The hibiscus and Saw Palmetto are drought resistant.
Other names, per Wikipedia
tala (Choctaw); cani (Timucua); ; taalachoba ("big palm", Alabama); ta:laɬ a  kko ("big palm", Creek); talco :bˆı ("big palm", Mikasuki); talimushi ("palmetto's uncle", Choctaw)




17 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I like the last pictures the best, with the fluffy white. What is it? Is it one of these names? Now this makes me think of that old song about Bille Jo McCalister throwing something off the Chocktaw bridge. Or was the bridge on Choctaw ridge...

Mildred said...

Very nice photos. Just yesterday we noticed that several of the yards around here have the bright orange native azaleas growing in the woods. Wish we had a few here.

Karen said...

I like the collage of photos with the hibiscus peeking through. Wow, 700 years! That is a hardy plant.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the palmetto and the hibiscus. The fern is new to me, I have never seen it before. Pretty collages and photos. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

SweetMarie said...

all the photos are fabulous, but the fern in the sunlight is extra pretty. :) why does Bob dislike the palm?
hugs,
Marie

Madi and Mom said...

Finally I got onto your blog....blogger is being a boooooger today.
Tell Bob we said when MS is happier everybuddy's happy and he needs to learn to love the saw palm!!
Hugs Madi and mom

Felicia said...

makes for a great jungle .

Cat Lover said...

So interesting Sandra. You have completely different plants and flowers than us. Thanks for sharing.
Robin

Rose said...

I would be with you and love it, and Roger would be like Bob and hate it....

Lois said...

They do take over. I love the color of that hibiscus!

Ann Thompson said...

So what is it that Bob hates about it? I like the looks of it. If I had that in my back yard I would take a ton of pictures of it too

Ruth Hiebert said...

Great set of pictures. I had no idea that some of these plants could live that long.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Gorgeous! I really like the 'hidden but showy' hibiscus

Dory and the Mama said...

We love seeing your tropical backyard jungle!!

Mevely317 said...

I think it's pretty amazing how the differing species not only grow but thrive(!) together. Hmmm... methinks there's a lesson there.

Just Mags said...

Wow, that is a long time for a plant to live. I love all the plants you posted. There is so much beauty around and at your place. Thank you for sharing it in pictures. Hugs

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wow, that is a long life span for the palm. Did you hear, our drought is over for now.