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Saw Palmetto

Serenoa repens

Description:

A fan palm which is the sole species classified in the genus Serenoa. It grows to a height of around 5 feet and grows in clumps. It has a sprawling trunk.

Habitat:

Endemic to the southeastern United States and abundant along the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal plains.

Notes:

This plant has become very popular as an alternative medicine as treatments for several conditions....benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged or swollen prostrate), baldness and others.

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2 Comments

GarySmith2
GarySmith2 8 years ago

Something wrong with uploading that one image. Lucky I took two pictures!!!
Thanks

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Hi Gary, it looks like there was some sort of problem with your upload. Would you please reupload your image so we can see it.

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Spotted on Feb 9, 2013
Submitted on Feb 9, 2013

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