Are Palm Trees Native to Florida?

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Palm trees are native to Florida. Florida is home to at least 13 species of native palm trees. A very common palm in Florida is the cabbage palm, while the panhandle state also grows the tall royal palm tree and the coconut tree.

There are many types of palm trees that grow around the world in warm climates. With over 2,500 species, palm trees are a common site in tropical, subtropical and even some temperate regions of the planet. The scientific name for palm trees is Arecaceae.

Palm trees are used in a variety of ways such as food and drink. Palm oil is used in cooking. Heart of palm is an excellent food source, and people even enjoy a glass of palm wine.