Cabbage Palm

Sabal palmetto

General Information:

Growing as tall (or sometimes taller) than 40 feet, the evergreen cabbage palm has fan-shaped leaves supported by hard, woody stalks. As new stalks and leaves grow, they will shed their older ones. The cabbage palm will produce numerous white flowers followed by shiny, black fruits.

Medicinal Uses:

The cabbage palm is often used as a diuretic and as a urinary antiseptic. 

Did You Know:

The trunks of cabbage palms are used in dock pilings. The young leafstalk fibers are used in bushes and whisk brooms, and the leaf blades are made into hats and baskets. 

The chemical composition of sabal  that enters our bay waters.