Plant ID forum: What is this plant - is it a yucca?

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Hannahjm81
Jun 16, 2016 12:31 PM CST
Hi there

We are working on our garden and have a very spikey exotic looking plant which we need to remove as we have a little one who is about to start crawling !

We think we might be able to sell it as my mother in law said its worth quite a bit!

Can anyone help!
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Jun 16, 2016 12:34 PM CST
Not a yucca. A palm of some sort. What is your location?
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needrain
Jun 16, 2016 12:39 PM CST
Might be a Dwarf Palmetto. I'm not sure how many of the palm type plants have that kind of leaf. Some are trees and some stay smaller. In Texas, there is a state park named Palmetto State Park because of the plants growing there. A bit unusual for the location, thus the park. I'm also not sure of how much winter cold they can take without being damaged or killed.

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jun 16, 2016 1:18 PM CST
Yes, Palmetto.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 16, 2016 1:19 PM CST
My eyes aren't the greatest but it appears to have tiny teeth along the leaf petioles/stems which reminds me of Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)
http://www.floridata.com/Plants/Arecacea/Serenoa%20repens/24...

I've never heard of them being worth much money, they are quite common here in Florida.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 16, 2016 1:20 PM CST
A few others with the common name of "Palmetto": http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Sabal&button=
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