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Old 06-30-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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I thought of this because of the California vs Florida threads. But what about the whole regions instead. It seems obvious that florida beats california in this becuse, while california has very few native wild palms of only 1 species, Washingtonia Filfera, Florida has many more species native including Sabal palms, Royal palms, Saw palmetto, Buccaneer palms, key thatch palms, needle palms, and some naturalized coconuts in the southern part of the state. as for non natives, many have said there are more palm species in farchild botanical garden in homestead then the entire state of California and this is probably true. However, California wins at height due to lightning being rare in that state while Florida is the lightning capital of the world. but instead of the old argument on just florida vs California lets try this one. The state of california vs the states of south carolina, georgia, florida, louisiana, mississippi, alabama, and coastal parts of texas on the gulf. here comes the fun!!
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:53 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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California wins. It always wins. Which state has the least lightning? California wins. Which state is less palms in a botanical garden? California wins. I have no idea what this thread is about.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:22 AM
 
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The above poster demonstrates why so many people dislike california and californians.
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:26 AM
 
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California wins. It always wins. Which state has the least lightning? California wins. Which state is less palms in a botanical garden? California wins. I have no idea what this thread is about.
ummmm less palms in california means florida wins
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Old 07-03-2017, 11:55 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I too don't understand the point of this thread. Is the intention to shape the conversation in such a way as to assure a preferred outcome?

Also, I don't think that it's lightening that keeps palms shorter in Florida. I'd guess that it's wind. It may also be the breed.
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Old 07-03-2017, 12:04 PM
 
Location: So California
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I too don't understand the point of this thread. Is the intention to shape the conversation in such a way as to assure a preferred outcome?

Also, I don't think that it's lightening that keeps palms shorter in Florida. I'd guess that it's wind. It may also be the breed.


Yeah, its a dumb thread. Obviously both areas are not the same and its an outcome you cannot know.
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Old 07-03-2017, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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I grew up in California, so the I'm used to the fan palms we have here, but I must say Florida has more lush, green beautiful palms.
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Old 07-03-2017, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Clearly Florida has a far greater variety of palms than does California. It's just a shame that Florida lacks the astonishing landscapes that California does upon which to place them.
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:22 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Clearly Florida has a far greater variety of palms than does California. It's just a shame that Florida lacks the astonishing landscapes that California does upon which to place them.
Nobody gets everything. We should all appreciate what we have.
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:01 PM
 
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The Canary island date palm in California is iconic and majestic. These are the palms that line Beverly dr in Beverly Hills. Nothing in FL can compare.

Last edited by JMT; 07-06-2017 at 07:27 AM.. Reason: Hawaii isn't part of this thread.
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