Since posting this article three years ago, I happened to procure some seed for #3. It is unlikely anything special to anyone else, but I am very pleased with it because of where it came from.
This is a quick trivia question.
Which of these three states has the most native genera of palm?
4. None of the above
This is not a trick question. Notice that it asks about genera rather than species.
1. California is home to many exotic specie and genera of palm; but only ONE is native. The California fan palm, Washingtonia filifera, which is also known as the desert fan palm, lives in isolated groves out in the Mojave Desert. https://tonytomeo.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/oasis/ Because it prefers hot and arid desert climates, and does not like to be watered too generously through summer, it is now a very unpopular palm for landscapes.
2. Hawaii, is populated by many more exotic species and genera of palm than California is, but only species of the ONE genera of Pritchardia are native. Many of the exotic genera were imported by…
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