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Cabbage palm

palmetto buds edible

Cabbage palm, name used for various palm trees with edible leaf buds, especially, the palmetto (Sabal palmetto), a common fan palm ranging from North Carolina through Central America. It can grow up to 80 ft (24 m) and thrives in swampy country such as Florida everglades. The terminal buds and fruit are edible, the trunks can be used for fences and posts.

See also: Palm; Palmetto.

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