(Sabal minor)

Common, fan-shaped palm, a small shrub, with star shaped, simple, evergreen leaves arranged alternately on long, thornless leaf stalks with the leaves arising from an underground stem. Trunk usually present only when grown in standing water.

(Aralia spinosa)

Large, upright, suckering, deciduous shrub 10-15’ tall, or a small, flat topped tree up to 35’ tall, with stout, sharp spines found on its leaf stalks, stems and branches. Typically naked at the bottom, but crowned at the top by umbrella-like canopies of huge compound leaves.


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