Washingtonia filifera | California Desert Fan Palm | Petticoat | 10_Seeds

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These seeds were collected from Washingtonia filifera, also known as California Fan Palm, petticoat palm, and Desert Fan Palm. These drought tolerant trees like to live in full sun and they can grow over 60 feet high. The cream and tan blossoms are out from the beginning of spring until the middle of the summer. This palm provides provide habitat for the giant palm-boring beetle, western yellow bat, and the hooded oriole. The fruit has an edible pulp, and it can also be eaten raw or cooked. The bud is also edible, and the leaves can be eaten in a starvation situation. This tree is also used to make jellies, breads, and drinks. The leaves can be used to make baskets, or walls and roofs for huts. USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 11.