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I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
~Robert Redford ~


Most trees are dicots, but palm trees, like grasses, are monocots. Most are also tropical, but a few species occur in the United States, particularly in Florida.

Cabbage Palm
Photo: Mike Habeck.

Cabbage Palm is one of our more widely distributed species, though even it is largely restricted to Florida. Isolated populations occur along the Atlantic Coast as far as North Carolina. The trees can reach up to fifty feet.