Tuesday, May 24, 2011

POTD - Sago Palm

POTD - Sago Palm
©2011 Kristin Corlett

The new fronds of the Sago Palm are so soft and curly. When they become fully open they are sharp as can be! I love the tight little curls. They remind me of fiddleheads. I'll write up a whole blog post about these palms this week.



Keetha Broyles said...

And now is the part where Miss Science tells you that your beloved sago palm is not a palm at all but a cycad, which is a gymnosperm (in the same group as pines) because they reproduce using cones!

They are SUCH imposters, looking so much like a palm and all!

I LOVE the way those fronds are curled - - - not being a Floridian, I did NOT know they came out like that!

Rebecca said...

With every beachy photo (this qualifies as beachy because palm!) I feel as if I'm drawn closer and closer to moving to Florida.

jb said...

Okay...it is fiddlehead season here in New England...time for you to head North!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is so cool. That is the plant Skye got in her paw and licking it poisoned her. It was a super itsy bitsy plant. I love the curls in your picture!

42N said...

You have an eye for detail. Nice job!

Rachael said...

Reminds me of the ferns out in my yard that curl up! Love it.

jennifer said...

I adore Keetha's comment on this post. I don't know nothin' about anything so she always knocks me out with her scientific brainery :) Love her! Love you too!