These are wild palms in their native habitat, a desert oasis. This oasis is the Twentynine Palms Oasis at Joshua Tree National Park.
Interesting foliage texture in young plant
A Young Plant Growing Outside In Shropshire, UK. Protected In Winter With Fleece.
group of palms in Pasadena, next to a Washingtonia robusta on the far left of photo
row of tall heavily pruned palms in Simi Valley, California
close up of the relatively sparse crown of this species So Cal
Stem with thorns that has dried and fallen from the tree. Thorns are very sharp and hard.
The California fan palm on the Whittier College campus.
California fan palm. Southern California.
Taken 5th Dec in cold greenhouse UK, leaf detail of seed grown plant 4.5 years old
pair of younger trees in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles county
flowers in late summer, Los Angeles county
Friut or seed pods ripening in early Fall, early October, zone 9b.
Closeup of the fruit or seed pods ripening in early Fall, early October, zone 9b.
Closeup of the fruit or seed pods dried out in early Fall, early October, zone 9b.
Dissection of the fruit or seed pods in early Fall, early October, zone 9b.
Growing in a canyon, just below my house.
Pure Filifera - Notice the all green petioles and yellow barbs. Red on petioles usually means hybrid or robusta
2 Filifera in the desert right near the Utah and Nevada and Arizona border off I-15 that get cold damage often
Dalmatia, Omis, Croatia - August 2007
Filiferas grow fast in the desert - newly planted in Rancho Mirage, CA in Jan. 2006...and...
...same Filifera in Rancho Mirage, CA in June 2006...and...
...and the same Filifera in Rancho Mirage, CA in September 2006!!!
crown of trimmed palm, about 80' tall, Los Angeles
young and old plants in Rancho Santa Ana botanical gardens, southern California
Fremont Ca, tree.
Seedlings thriving under mother tree.
this species, far more often than the other, up an dies sometimes without warning, particularly near the coast
remarkably filiferous W filiferi seedling, southern California
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
The Huntington Botanical Gardens
in native habitat, inland desert, California
Palm Desert California
inland California desert near its native origins, only these ones are in someone's back yard
Sofia, Bulgaria, 2300 feet AMSL, zone 6b (admittedly). End of winter.
in cactus garden, Huntington Gardens, California
Washingtonia filifera at Four Mile Cove Ecological Park, Cape Coral, Florida (2010)
Close to 130 years old?