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Today I decided to take a trip to Craven County, NC to view Sabal minor in habitat. It grows abundantly here on wet sites. 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Wow looks like the only thing growing there and to see such wet conditions is strange for palms I would think

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PalmatierMeg

Sabals minor & palmetto do quite well in wetlands. Tough palms

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NC_Palms

Most of the Sabal minor I have come across were growing in wetlands or in deep, moist deciduous woods that flood annually in late winter. I have seen only a few growing in dry pine flatwoods. 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr
2 hours ago, NC_Palms said:

Most of the Sabal minor I have come across were growing in wetlands or in deep, moist deciduous woods that flood annually in late winter. I have seen only a few growing in dry pine flatwoods. 

So could you say you cant overwater a sabal ? Especially S.Minor varieties 

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NC_Palms
2 hours ago, OC2Texaspalmlvr said:

So could you say you cant overwater a sabal ? Especially S.Minor varieties 

Not sure. I would imagine that you could overwater a S. minor, especially one that is in a pot. 

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RyManUtah
16 minutes ago, NC_Palms said:

Not sure. I would imagine that you could overwater a S. minor, especially one that is in a pot. 

I believe they grow in wetlands that are intermittently dry. Flood areas, brackish water tides, etc. as long as it didn’t sit in standing water indefinitely, in theory it would be fine. 

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NC_Palms
1 hour ago, Ryagra said:

I believe they grow in wetlands that are intermittently dry. Flood areas, brackish water tides, etc. as long as it didn’t sit in standing water indefinitely, in theory it would be fine. 

Not sure if I ever saw S. minor growing in indefinitely standing water but I have seen them grow in extremely soggy/soaked soil. The soil in these wetlands acts a lot like quicksand. Trust me, I've fallen into it way too many times lol! 

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RyManUtah
9 minutes ago, NC_Palms said:

Not sure if I ever saw S. minor growing in indefinitely standing water but I have seen them grow in extremely soggy/soaked soil. The soil in these wetlands acts a lot like quicksand. Trust me, I've fallen into it way too many times lol! 

They may or may not. That’s just the best of my knowledge. By no means an expert as I live nowhere near ther native range haha. I bet that was quite the interesting experience! 

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PalmsUSA
On 12/13/2018 at 7:11 PM, NC_Palms said:

Today I decided to take a trip to Craven County, NC to view Sabal minor in habitat. It grows abundantly here on wet sites. 

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Love the pictures, thanks for sharing! Where exactly in Craven Co. are these Sabal minor? Croatan National Forest? I ask because I may be traveling there soon. Thanks!

PalmsUSA

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