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The huge, gorgeous royal palm tree is thought of by many as the world's most beautiful palm. This big beauty is the classic South Florida palm tree and a Florida native. Smooth trunks of gray to gray-white are topped with bright green crown shafts and long, luxurious, full fronds. Soaring to heights 80 feet tall, this giant palm tree is one of the most sought-after landscape palms for elegant South Florida homes.
With what habitat is it typically associated?
If Invasive, which of the following characteristics allowed it to become invasive?
Clarify your above response: The royal palm (Roystonea regia) lends its iconic fronds to street sides, parks and thoroughfares throughout subtropical America, thriving in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 and 11. This kingly tree serves both utilitarian and aesthetic purposes and enjoys a rich botanical history, securing its status as a go-to symbol for tropical climates. Not invasive. Species: Cabbage Palm Native or invasive: Native Physical Description: The Cabbage Palm Tree, scientific name Sabal palmetto, is one of many of the cold hardy palm trees belonging to the genus Sabal. The Cabbage Palm Tree has gain popularity because it is very durable and will tolerate a wide variety of soil and weather conditions. This cold hardy palm is widely used for landscaping all throughout Florida and other southern states, including; Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Arizona, and California. Because it is very salt tolerant you can plan it in the beachside. With what habitat is it typically associated?
If Invasive, which of the following characteristics allowed it to become invasive? • Intentional introduction • Efficient reproduction • Tolerance of a wide range of conditions
• Few or no natural enemies in the new ecosystem • Ability to out-compete • Able to colonize disturbed areas Clarify your above response: In the summer, the Cabbage Palm bears small creamy to white flowers that droop in clusters from within the crown. Fragrant flowers are held by 2ft long branching inflorescence. Flowers are followed by a black fruit 1/3 inch with a single seed inside. The Cabbage Palm fruit is edible. Not invasive. Species: Castor bean Native or Invasive: Invasive Physical Description: The castor oil plant (Ricinus communis) is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. It belongs to a monotypic genus, Ricinus, and subtribe, Ricininae. The evolution of castor and its relation to other species are currently being studied using modern genetic tools. It reproduces with a mixed pollination system which favor selfing by geitonogamy but at the same time can be an out-crosser by anemophily or entomophily.

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