Serenoa repens : Saw Palmetto

A small, slow growing palm found in sandy coastal areas or as undergrowth of pine or hardwood forests

Stems can reach 10-12ft in 20+ years of growth, while continuing to put out new pups at their base.

It is said they can live over 500 years. So how old is this pair? The stem on the far left is over 30ft long. .

Fires eliminate competition, and time since the last one influences the probability of flowering/fruiting.