palms photographed by Alan on various excursions
(listed in reverse-chronological order)

Click on the images below to see larger versions.

Piedmont NWR - Along the banks of Little Falling Creek
Jones County, Georgia
January 12, 2008


Sabal minor

near Baron Russell Road--just north of the bridge crossing the creek


Sabal minor

growing on the banks of Little Falling Creek


Sabal minor

a stand showing what looks to be cold damage


Sabal minor

no visible damage on this beautiful specimen--nearly perfect leaf shape


Sabal minor

panoramic shot of a large stand


Sabal minor

a particularly large, old specimen


Sabal minor

palm with a little person for scale


Cumberland Island
Camden County, Georgia
February 23, 2007


Serenoa repens

a sea of palms under the live oaks and Spanish moss


Serenoa repens

showing trunk and old seed stalks


Serenoa repens

interesting trunking habit on this specimen--very narrow at the base


Serenoa repens

a particularly tall specimen


Serenoa repens

a large clump along the River Trail


Sabal palmetto

interesting trunk


Sabal palmetto

attractive grove of old palmettos enjoyed by my little people


Sabal palmetto

at the gates of Dungeness


Phoenix canariensis

near the Dungeness ruins, complete with ubiquitous armadillo


Serenoa repens

Much of the island looks just like this.


Along US Highway 23 at Shuffle Creek
Twiggs County, Georgia
January 21, 2007


Excursion Map (Key)

Pictures taken just west of US Highway 23 at Shuffle Creek


Rhapidophyllum hystrix

part of a large stand along the south bank of Shuffle Creek


Rhapidophyllum hystrix and Sabal minor

part of a large stand


Sabal minor and Rhapidophyllum hystrix

palms as far as the eye can see looking westward along the creekbed


Ocmulgee River Floodplain Along GA Highway 96
Twiggs County, Georgia
January 21, 2007


Excursion Map (Key)

Pictures taken just south of GA Highway 96 in the Ocmulgee River Floodplain


Sabal minor

part of a large stand


Sabal minor

part of a large stand


Sabal minor and Rhapidophyllum hystrix

part of a large stand


Sabal minor and variegated Rhapidophyllum hystrix

part of a large stand


variegated Rhapidophyllum hystrix showing leaf detail

first one of these I've ever seen


Sabal minor and Rhapidophyllum hystrix

palms as far as the eye can see


Flint River Floodplain
Macon County, Georgia
January 21, 2007


Excursion Map (Key)

Montezuma Bluffs Natural Area is just north of Montezuma and accessible from GA 49


Sabal minor

north of the Flint River boat ramp


Sabal minor

north of the Flint River boat ramp


Sabal minor

north of the Flint River boat ramp


Sabal minor

small S. minor stand north of the Flint River boat ramp


Rhapidophyllum hystrix

north of the Flint River boat ramp


Sabal minor

part of a large stand south of the Flint River boat ramp


Sabal minor

part of a large stand south of the Flint River boat ramp


Sabal minor and Rhapidophyllum hystrix

south of the Flint River boat ramp


Visible from US Highway 301
Statesboro, Georgia
December 24, 2006


Butia capitata

on the North side of town


Sabal palmetto

on the North side of town


Butia capitata

nice grouping on the North side of town


Sabal palmetto

at the Holiday Inn Express


Sabal palmetto

at the Holiday Inn Express


Trachycarpus fortunei

on the South side of town


Butia capitata

nice grouping on the South side of town


Butia capitata

a particularly tall, old Butia on the South side of town


Butia capitata

another old Buita on the South side of town


Ogeechee River Floodplain
Bulloch County, Georgia
December 24, 2006


Sabal minor

along the banks of the Ogeechee near US Highway 301


Sabal minor

on the Ogeechee floodplain


Sabal minor

growing on a small, rock outcropping near an elevated hunting lodge


Sabal minor

across the Ogeechee in Screven County, Georgia


Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta, Georgia
October 6, 2006


Trachycarpus fortunei

in the Childrens' Garden


Trachycarpus ?

seen from the Flower Bridge


Trachycarpus ?

specimens in the Camellia Garden


Washingtonias

Vine Arbor facing the Great Lawn


Rhapidophyllum hystrix

hiding in a secluded spot outside the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory


Bismarkia nobilis

trunk of an enormous specimen inside the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory


Bismarkia nobilis

crown of the same specimen


Kerriodoxa elegans

inside the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory


Kerriodoxa elegans

enormous leaves on this specimen, as seen from below


Bismarkia nobilis ?

an incredibly white, potted specimen in the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory


Bond Swamp
Twiggs County, Georgia
October 5, 2006


Sabal minor

panoramic shot--growing as far as the eye can see


Sabal minor

showing leaf detail--only slightly costapalmate, nearly a perfect circle


Sabal minor

some ripe seed (seed on most specimens has been eaten already)


Rhapidophyllum hystrix

only saw this puny one on this trip


Excursion Map

Bond Swamp is roughly three miles south of I-16 on US Highway 23.


Bond Swamp
Twiggs County, Georgia
September 23, 2006


Sabal minor

grows all over the place in the swamp


Sabal minor

nice grouping--this image was used to create the border at the top and bottom of this page


Sabal minor

no twelve-footers today, but lots to see


Rhapidophyllum hystrix

only saw one of these on this swamp-romp


Along the Tracks Downtown
Fort Valley, Georgia
September 17, 2006


Sabal palmetto

perhaps this 40-footer is the historic palm that the late Bill Manley said was imported from Tybee Island by a railroad conductor in the 1920s


Sabal palmetto

interesting grouping with the old train depot in the background


Sabal palmetto

same grouping showing how the trunks have grown together (probably one older tree and three child-volunteers)


Sabal palmetto

growing all along the tracks now


Sabal palmetto

more palms along the tracks


Sabal palmetto

treated like a weed in the downtown area (weed-eaten volunteers growing under a magnolia in front of the Vistors' Center)


Butia capitata

relatively new planting in front of a downtown restaurant


Comfort Inn
Byron, Georgia
September 17, 2006


Trachycarpus fortunei

a happy palm with I-75 in the background


Trachycarpus fortunei

same palm from another angle and another trachy


Butia capitata

a pretty, green butia


Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens
Savannah, Georgia
August 12, 2006


Sabal palmetto

nice shot from across the lake with lots of musa in the background


Sabal palmetto

same grouping of Sabals along the lake


Washingtonias

probably robusta or "filibusta"--when I shot these I couldn't tell the difference


Phoenix canariensis

this palm looks like it needs some magnesium, and probably potassium too


       

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