Saw palmetto is generally a plant that is horizontal. It branches under the soil area or it runs just about over the area. The leafy extremities associated with branches have reached or perhaps under the area. It commonly types thickets that are low. In certain places it does occur in intricate systems of just about colonies that are continuous. Thickets can achieve a height of 9 10 legs.
Each leaf is fairly long, each petiole reaching 3 feet in length or higher. Leaf petioles have actually 2 sharply serrated, sawteeth like sides, therefore the title associated with plant. The leaf blades are palmate, with 30 or higher portions which fan right out of the palman (undivided area of the leaf). The hastula (a protuberance associated with petiole in the root of the blade) does occur on both edges of this leaf blade and will not expand within the leaf blade. This might be a distinguishing that is important of the genus.