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    Sago Palm

    With a seed pod (looks like a gigantic pine cone, doesn't it?)
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    A closer view of the 'cone'...
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    Wowee Zowee. I seem to recall that Sago Palms were a hot commodity a year or so ago and thieves were stealing them. That one looks like it isn't going anywhere without a fight.

    Gorgeous site and I never saw a seed pod ! Thank you !
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    Cathy,

    This one belongs to a neighbor at the end of the street. I see it every day, and I keep telling myself that I need to have my camera with me. So, today, I remembered...

    Most people have not seen the seed pod and do not realize how big they are.

    The big ones are still expensive, but not as much in demand as they used to be. You see them in yards everywhere. They grow very fast down here.

    There is another plant that I want to photograph one of these days. I don't know the name of it, but it grows BIG and has lots of pups. It also has thorns. When I get a chance, I will take a picture and post.

    We are getting rain! Unfortunately, there has been a lot of lightning, so I've lost power, but it is back up (maybe only temporarily).

    Glad you enjoyed the pic!!!!
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    Got a news flash for all of you - it's a male!! Sorry, no seed on this plant. Sago's are dioecious - separate male and female plants. This one is definitely a male plant A female seed pod would be much more rounded in shape.
    Bob Beyer
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    Oh!

    I stand corrected!

    Here is the female which is not far from the male.

    In a later post, I will reveal the hidden secrets under her beauty!
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    A closer look...
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    And beneath the pod, hidden under new leaves is what I presume to be the remnants of last year's pod...
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    and inside are hidden these HUGE seeds!

    I wonder if they are still viable?!??!
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    Now!

    For something that amazes me every time I drive by on the way to and from school...
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    And the other side of the gate...
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    Stunning and truly educational. I'm going to guess that the flower has no fragrance or else there would be bumble bees all over it !

    Please plant that seed !

    What are those other plants ?

    Cool !
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    Can you see the pups?
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    grab those pups !
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    Smiling....

    The Mom of a friend of Hunter's has promised to let me dig up some of her pups (the solid ones), but I have to tell you, THOSE are tempting, aren't they?

    Isn't the variegated pup cute, too?!?!?
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