Heart of the Travelers' Palm

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by Wendy Gunderson

It is told that the Travelers' Palm was so-named because the sheaths of the stems hold rainwater, which can be used as an emergency drinking supply, and because the fan tends to grow in an east-west line, providing a crude compass. The center of this Travelers' Palm, found on the island of Nevis, had spectacular color at its heart.

Location: Nevis

 

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