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Sea Grape (Photos)
Coccoloba uvifera
To 50 ft. (15 m)


Date Palm (Photos)
Phoenix spp.
To 75 ft. (23 m)
Eat the fruits

Cabbage Palm (Photos)
Sabal palmetto
To 50 ft. (15 m)
Leaf blades are up to 7 ft. (2.1 m) long. Leaf-producing, edible bud of young plants is cabbage-like. N.B. - harvesting the bud kills the plant.

Coconut Palm (Photos)
Cocos nucifera
To 65 ft. (20 m)
The flesh and milk of the nut are edible.
Barrel Cactus (Photos)
Ferocactus acanthodes
To 10 ft. (3 m)
Cut off top of cactus, mash inner pulp and drink.
Prickly Pear Cactus (Photos)
Opuntia spp.
To 15 ft. (4.5 m)
Cactus has jointed, prickly pads. The pulp of the pads and fruits may be eaten raw or cooked.
 
Yucca (Photos)
Yucca spp.
To 5 ft. (1.5 cm)
Large flowers bloom in a long spike. Eat young stalks growing between sword-like leaves. Flowers are also edible.
 

 

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