Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Shadow Play of the Dwarf Palmettos

Detail of a Dwarf Palmetto Frond, Kiawah Island, SC  © Doug Hickok

In the maritime forests of South Carolina's sea islands, dwarf palmettos grow abundantly, especially in the shady understory of live oaks, southern magnolias, and tall pines. Shown above are the shadows of a palmetto frond projected upon the green fronds of another, by soft afternoon sunlight. One can almost envision a pixie capering up the "stairs" of the frond.

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