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Wild Silver Serenoa Repens in Beaufort County, SC?!

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I've lived in Hilton Head area for literally decades and never noticed any of the native Serenoa Repens being even remotely Silver until I stumbled across these today.  What's interesting to note is I found them in an area just east of Bluffton before the Bridge to Hilton Head, an area unusually subtropical looking for even Southern Beaufort County, which has more in common with Florida than the rest of the state. 



Note the super limey ones on the far right to get a sense of contrast. 


These even have bluish tints.

All obviously wild based on how they sit on the land. 

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