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A Brief History Of Palm Trees In Southern California

Posted on the 12 December 2011 by Gerard @presurfer
A Brief History Of Palm Trees In Southern Californiaimage credit
If you close your eyes and imagine a typical Southern California landscape, chances are that you've pictured at least one palm tree, if not several, rising from the ground. But despite the diversity and ubiquity of palms in the Los Angeles area, only one species - Washingtonia filifera, the California fan palm - is native to California.
All of L.A.'s other palm species, from the slender Mexican fan palms that line so many Los Angeles boulevards to the feather-topped Canary Island date palm, have been imported.
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