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Screw Palm Roots B/w
Photograph - Fine Art Photograph
Roots of the common screw palm.
The screw palm or screw pine is native to the Northern territories of Australia, this is not a pine or a palm - though it has a somewhat palm-like appearance. The plant grows very well in near tropical South Florida. This sample happens to be in my backyard
It's best used as a single specimen and given plenty of room because as it matures, a screw pine can take up 10 to 15 feet (or more) of space.
This accent tree grows in a giant swirly pattern, with old leaf scars encircling the stems - hence the screw in its common name.
The plant bears pineapple-like unique fruits borne on female plants that are sun-grown. They're edible and very pretty.
A mature tree has a bushy top with leaf scars forming a circular pattern, and aerial roots lift that the whole thing out of the ground. The roots keep the tree propped up and stable during strong winds and tropical rains.
Captured on film with a 1958 Rollieflex
May 19th, 2022
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