PRICKLY Palm

Spring is a season of renewal and growth. This close focus photo of a Sago Palm Tree (that really isn’t a palm it is a Cycad) shows a combination of cotton like substance surrounded by a cluster of PRICKLY thorns about a finger length each that protect new palm fronds. I had to touch the thorns to see if they were soft or not, they were not. 


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7 thoughts on “PRICKLY Palm

  1. Nice contrast between soft and sharp. Such very old plants, they could have evolved those thorns to keep dinosaurs away.

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