Trees

Palmetto Tree

The Palmetto is the Official State Tree of the State of South Carolina and appears on the South Carolina flag along with the Carolina moon.

The South Carolina Palmetto is of the species Inodes Palmetto (also called Sabal Palmetto) and commonly known as the Cabbage Palmetto. It has long been closely associated with the history of South Carolina, being represented not only on the State Flag but also on the State Seal, where it is symbolical of the defeat of the British fleet by the fort built of Palmetto logs on Sullivan’s Island.

The Palmetto is an attractive feature on Folly Beach.

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Palmetto tree
with old leaf bases removed
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Palmetto tree
with old leaf bases intact
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