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Palm: California Fan Palm Washingtonia filifera

FAMILY: ARECACEAE (Palm Family)

The California fan palm Washingtonia filifera was named in honor of our first president, George Washington, and for its fibrous leaf tips, which give the plant a wispy appearance ( filifera means "having fern-like leaves"). It also has another claim to fame: the Palm Springs resort area in California was named for the many wild fan palms that grow around it, although today they are joined by cultivated versions planted by the gardeners.