One afternoon, deep in Central Florida's Bull Creek swamp bottom, I sat on a stand amid towering cabbage palms
, each with an abundance of berries.
Significantly, cabbage palms
were not trimmed and feeding time in cabbage palm
was greater than that in either pine or cypress.
densa/Panicum [abscissum]); 8) Cabbage Palm
The site was overrun by pepper a few years ago, but is now a mlange of cattails, cabbage palms
, cordgrass and dozens of other plants.
Each year, Putz reports in the journal Ecology, rising sea levels slowly transform another two meters of west Florida's forests into salt marsh as southern red cedars give way to cabbage palms
. The spread of oceanfront hotels and condos has left these forests with no fallback position.
Majestic cabbage palms
line the roads along the way to the countryside and sugar cane fields still blanket parts of the island.
Sable palms, commonly called cabbage palms
, grew in the northwest section, which often is referred to as the palms.
The property contained 114 existing trees, primarily cabbage palms
, and the county required ArtisTree to keep all of them.
The trail skirted a hammock of soaring cabbage palms
, their fronds rattling in a dry November breeze.
We couldn't have done it if I'd been going on about Cabbage Palms
(is it a cabbage or a palm?) or Bachelor's Buttons.
Trade winds rattle the cabbage palms
and whistle through the crumbling ruins of a fishing lodge--abandoned after its owner vanished mysteriously.
SPIKY-LEAVED cabbage palms
or Cordyline australis give the garden an exotic feel, which is great for areas where you want to create a relaxing atmosphere.
After your airboat ride, take a short walk off the main road to the Canopy Walk, a narrow pathway through the tops of cabbage palms
that gives you a bird's-eye-view of the ecology up there.
IOm especially proud of my cabbage palms
, which I bought as unlabelled seedlings.
Eye-catchers such as cabbage palms
(around pounds 10 each)) are great urn fillers and the bronze form, Cordyline Red Star gives year-round colour and its fountain like shape makes a striking focal point on the patio.