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Sabal palmetto (Walt.) Lodd. ex J.A. & J.H. Schultes
Cabbage palm

Family: Arecaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the Bahamas and Cuba.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information and images. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

Sabal palmetto
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Other data on Sabal palmetto available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Sabal palmetto has been found in the following 216 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Native
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Andrew Dodge Memorial Pineland Present Native
Arch Creek Park Present Native
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Native
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Barefoot Beach Preserve Present Native
Barley Barber Swamp Present Native
Bartlett Estate Present Native
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Blazingstar Preserve Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Bocilla Preserve Present Native
Boystown Pineland Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Regional Park Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Carlin Park Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 28 Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 31 Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 33 Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Chernoff Hammock Present Native
City of West Palm Beach Water Catchment Buffer Present Native
Coconut Creek Natural Area Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Coral Pines Park Present Native
Coral Reef Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
County Line Scrub, Miami-Dade County Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Cypress Knee Slough Preserve Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Daskas Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Native
Dolphin Center and Dolphin Center Addition Present Native
Don Pedro Island State Park Present Native
Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Eachus Pineland Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Florida Atlantic University Ecological Site Present Native
Florida City Pineland Present Native
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Gasparilla Island State Park Present Native
George N. Avery Pineland Present Native
Gold Coast Railroad Museum Present Native
Gomez Present Native
Gopher Tortoise Preserve Present Native
Goulds Pineland Present Native
Greynolds Park Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
Hickey Creek Mitigation Park Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Highland Oaks Park Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hobe Sound Sandhill Present Native
Hollywood North Beach Regional Park Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
Ives Estate Park Present Native
J.N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
John Kunkel Small Pineland Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Present Native
Kendalwood Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Kiplinger Present Native
Kitchen Key
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Native
LaBelle Nature Park Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Klopp Tract Present Native
Little Hamaca Park Present Native
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Loveland Hammock Present Native
Lovers Key State Park Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee River-Lake Worth Creek Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
Matanzas Pass Preserve Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Meissner Hammock Present Native
Miami Metrozoo Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Military Trail Natural Area Present Native
Milton E. Thompson Park Present Native
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Present Native
Muscara Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland #23 Present Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Northrop Pineland Present Native
Oak Grove Park Present Native
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area - FWC, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Okeeheelee Park Present Native
Oleta River State Park Present Native
Palm Drive Pineland Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pine Island National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Pine Ridge Sanctuary Present Native
Pine Shore Preserve Present Native
Pond Apple Slough Present Native
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Prospect Road Natural Area Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native
Radnor Beach Park Present Native
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Red Reef Park Present Native
Rock Pit #34 Present Native
Rock Pit #39 Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Rolling Oaks Park Present Native
Ron Ehman Park Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Scrub Oak Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Secret Woods Buffer and Nature Center Present Native
Seminole Wayside Park Present Native
Serenoa Glade Preserve Present Native
Sewell Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Silver Palm Hammock Present Native
Simpson Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Snake Creek/Miramar Pineland Natural Area Present Native
South Beach Park Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
Southern Glades Present Native
Spanish River Park Present Native
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Native
Stuart Beach Park Present Native
Stump Pass Beach State Park Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native
Tall Cypress Natural Area Present Native
Tamiami Pineland Complex Addition Present Native
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Native
The Jungle Natural Area Present Native
Tigertail Beach County Park Present Native
Tilton Present Native
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Native
Tradewinds Regional Park Present Native
Trail Glades Range Present Native
Tree Island Park Present Native
Tree Tops Park Present Native
Trinity Pineland Present Native
Tropical Park Present Native
Twin Rivers Present Native
Vanderbilt Beach County Park Present Native
Virginia Key and Marine Stadium Present Native
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
West Lake Park/Anne Kolb Nature Center Present Native
Whispering Pines Hammock Preserve Present Native
Woodmont Natural Area Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native


Sabal palmetto has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native


Sabal palmetto has been found in the following 36 habitats :
Basin Marsh
Baygall
Bayhead
Beach Dune
Blackwater Stream
Coastal Berm
Coastal Grassland
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Coastal Strand
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Dome Swamp
Dry Prairie
Floodplain Forest
Floodplain Marsh
Floodplain Swamp
Freshwater Tidal Swamp
Hydric Hammock
Maritime Hammock
Marl Prairie
Mesic Flatwoods
Mesic Hammock
Pine Rockland
Prairie Hammock
Rockland Hammock
Sandhill
Scrub
Scrubby Flatwoods
Shell Mound
Sinkhole
Strand Swamp
Swale
Wet Flatwoods
Wet Prairie
Xeric Hammock


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Sabal palmetto
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Sabal palmetto
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Sabal palmetto
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Sabal palmetto
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Sabal palmetto
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Sabal palmetto
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Sabal palmetto
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Sabal palmetto
Copyright by: Shirley Denton