Mexican Fan Palm
Of the 3,000 palm species in the world, none are native to Los Angeles. But, when I see the silhouette of a Mexican Fan Palm through sunset glare, I feel an overwhelming sense of being home.
I love how after a good bout of the Santa Anas, driving becomes an arcade game as you dodge fronds strewed about the streets. The untrimmed palm is adorably Cousin Itt.
Is there such a thing as an Angeleno who can’t write a love song for the Fan Palm?
Posted on November 18, 2011, in Trees of Los Angeles and tagged Fan Palms, Los Angeles Palm Trees, los angeles street trees, Mexican Fan Palm, Palm Trees, Trees. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.