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Sonoran Desert Palms

Medium to tall trees. Large leaves usu. pinately or palmately compound. Just one species of native palm, but many others in cultivation in urban landscapes.

California Fan Palm

Washingtonia filifera



Photo by Mike Plagens from KOFA Mountains, Arizona

Abundantly planted in urban settings in the Sonoran Desert. Naturally found in just a few spots in southwestern Arizona and southern California. Detailed Description

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