Thursday, September 10, 2009
This is one of the natural (wild) palms growing on Santa Rosa Island. It is a sabal palm, also known as a cabbage palm, located on the beach near Ft. Pickens, which you can see in the background.
The seeds of a sabal palm are small, so even though sabal palms are known to be fast-growing, we can only imagine how old the tree might be.
Silhouette of the same palm tree as I passed it on patrol one morning.