7 Reasons The Sabal Palmetto Tree Is A Beloved Symbol In South Carolina

Ah, the palmetto tree. What could be more symbolic of strength in good times and in bad, than the ever-enduring Sabal Palmetto? Native to the Southern U.S., the Sabal Palmetto is more than just flora to create wistful sunset silhouette photos for social media posts. It’s served as food, shelter, protection from storms, and more for hundreds of years. It’s easy to love South Carolina’s state tree, and easy to turn to this symbol of strength in periods of uncertainty. Here are seven reasons to love our state tree (but we’re sure there are many, many more):

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