Date: July, 2022
Location: Florida Botanical Gardens, Largo Fla.
Description: I converted this shot to black and white which delivers an artful expression of the shot.
The Paurotis palm, also known as the Everglades Palm was formerly plentiful in the Florida Everglades, but many plants were taken for the nursery trade. The palm is now protected in the wild by Florida law and its numbers are increasing again. Trees propagated from seed or by sawing apart the base of a cluster are available in nurseries. It is hardy to central and southern Florida and is cultivated as a landscape palm.