Named from the 19th century botanist Sereno Watson. It is considered a weed in a large part of the southeastern USA
Saw PalmettoScientific Name: Serenoa repens (Bartr.) Small
Synonym: Brahea serrulata , Corypha repens, Serenoa serrulata
Size: From 4 to 8 feet tall (1.2 to 2.5 m)
Min. Temperature: 19°F (-8°C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Full sun
Origin: Southeastern USA
Germination: easy. 2-4 weeks
Stiff, green or blue-gray,
small recurved thorns.
Trunk: clustering Most of the trunk is underground.,
Flower: 3 carpels.
Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, shorter than the leaves.
3 to 4.
Fruit: Blue black.
1.6-2.5 cm long, 1.2-1.9 cm in diameter.
globose to ellipsoid.
Seed: 1/2 inch long.
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