Mexican Fan Palm

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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?

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Posted on November 18, 2011, in Trees of Los Angeles and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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