Rhapidophyllum hystrix (Pursh) H. Wendland & Drude ex Drude

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: Southeastern US
Common names: Needle palm, hedgehog palm, blue palmetto Conservation status: Threatened

Needle palms in habitat in North Florida

Adult palm in Naples Botanical Garden, Italy

Needle palm seeds

Top photo courtesy and copyright 1996, Chuck Huxford, The Creative Native. Middle photo courtesy and copyright 2001, Leif Klingstrom. Bottom photo courtesy and copyright 1996, Mark Glicksman, The Hardiest Palm.

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