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U.S. States With Palm Trees

Name the states of the United States where native palm trees grow.
Does not include palms introduced by humans
Quiz by ThatTealShyGuy
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Last updated: April 29, 2018
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First submittedAugust 7, 2015
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State
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Florida
Georgia
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Hawaii
Louisiana
Mississippi
North Carolina
South Carolina
Texas
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Level 85
Aug 7, 2015
The map at http://bonap.org/2015_SpecialtyMaps/Density%20Gradient%202015/original/2tax22_Palms.png suggests that Arkansas should be added and Nevada and Maryland removed.
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Level 78
Aug 7, 2015
Found out Nevada has planted trees along with Maryland. I never knew Arkansas had wild palms.
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Level 73
May 25, 2018
They are actually palmetto trees not the tall variety that most people think of as palm trees. At least that's all I've ever seen there.
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Level 66
May 14, 2018
Anyone else try Alaska first, just in case?
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Level 66
Jul 2, 2018
yup
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Level 27
Dec 30, 2020
Same! My brain is so weird.
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Level 58
Nov 17, 2021
cause we naturally think of the coastline states and get the two non-mainland states out of the way first... sometimes subconsciously. Or at least that's why I did, just in case.
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Level 23
May 24, 2018
cant believe i missed Hawaii!!
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Level 63
May 28, 2018
I almost did too! Way to obvious.
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Level 82
Jul 5, 2018
Are you using obvious as a verb? If so then I'd have to disagree and say he is not obviousing correctly.
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Level 67
Jun 4, 2022
He definitely meant way too obvious
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Level 75
Jun 10, 2023
Way to woooosh.
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Level 77
Jun 12, 2023
Also, way too woooosh.
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Level 56
Jun 6, 2018
Nevada has a native palm called Washingtonia filifera.
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Level 66
Jul 2, 2018
Almost missed the most obvious one!! Guessed Hawaii with 5 seconds left!
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Level 66
Jul 2, 2018
I almost forgot california
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Level 48
Jul 2, 2018
Several people facepalming I see, but still kind of stunning that Hawaii is ninth most guessed.
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Level 86
Jul 2, 2018
Facepalming.
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Level 20
Jul 3, 2018
*sigh*
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Level 79
Jun 25, 2022
Those non-contiguous states just escape the mind sometimes. Happens to the best of us.
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Level 86
Jul 2, 2018
Palm trees in Arkansas? Man, that does not sound right.
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Level 72
Jul 21, 2021
there are some in the southeast corner near the Texas and Louisiana border
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Level 67
Jun 16, 2023
That corner is in the southWEST of the state.
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Level 54
Jul 2, 2018
Almost forgot Hawaii last one can’t belive Arkansas
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Level 54
Jul 2, 2018
Can’t belive North Carolina was second to last that’s the beach I go to
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Level 65
Jun 10, 2023
Compared to most of the southeast, NC does not have nearly as much palm trees. States like SC, Florida, Georgia are all much more densely populated with palms. I’m from NC and I had to think about it for a second bc most of our palms are generally in parts of the OBX or other islands and coastal areas. They’re not nearly as common to see in the state. Some beaches plant them but that wouldn’t probably qualify under the “native” criteria
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Level 89
Jul 2, 2018
If you hadn't added the native criteria, goofballs would be crying about the potted palm in the Juneau bank lobby.
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Level 67
Jul 2, 2018
To be fair, that's a pretty great plant. Really sets the tone for a customer-based, results-oriented operation with service you can trust.
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Level 33
Jul 2, 2018
I am from Utah and we have Palm trees in southern Utah. :) I doubt they are native though...
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Level 14
Jul 2, 2018
That was such an easy quiz
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Level 82
Jul 2, 2018
There are scads of palm trees in St George, Utah. Not sure if they're native or not.
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Level 71
Jul 3, 2018
Oklahoma has native Palm Trees: see https://www.quora.com/Which-states-in-the-U-S-grow-palm-trees
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Level 43
Nov 7, 2019
I tried Oklahoma and was surprised it didn't work.
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Level 60
Dec 22, 2020
new mexico??
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Level 64
Jun 14, 2021
There's a new Mexico?
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Level 75
Mar 31, 2023
It's a spare - in case the old one goes kaput.
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Level 28
Feb 18, 2021
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Level 79
Mar 16, 2021
Fairly easy to guess the southernmost states, especially those with coastline. Only one surprising answer.
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Level 84
Apr 8, 2021
That does it! I'm planting a palm tree in Hoboken first thing tomorrow morning. Please add New Jersey. (I'll let you know as soon as it dies or gets stolen...which should be by the middle of next week)
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Level 64
Jun 14, 2021
Getting 100% first try was a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.
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Level 59
Jan 9, 2022
I only got Arkansas because they are in alphabetical order and I know the first half of states in alphabetical order
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Level 53
Jan 13, 2022
There's palms native to South-eastern Oklahoma "Sabal minor "McCurtain"
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Level 43
Apr 23, 2022
only got Hawaii because it was in alphabetical order
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Level 79
Jun 25, 2022
Huh...Arkansas would have been one of the last states I would've guessed. Only got it because they were alphabetical.
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Level 75
Mar 31, 2023
Really? I didn't even look at the list and I think I only made two wrong guesses (Virginia, New Mexico) before I got to Arkansas. It's not that inconceivable.
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Level 67
Jun 10, 2023
Missed the most obvious one because I thought I had already typed it.
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Level 21
Jun 10, 2023
Missed Hawaii XD
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Level 65
Jun 10, 2023
I'm surprised Alaska and North Dakota weren't on the list.
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Level 67
Jun 10, 2023
1:02 used
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Level 22
Jun 11, 2023
I don't know how i guessed hawaii last
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Level 37
Jun 12, 2023
Got all except for Arkansas.
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Level 43
Jun 14, 2023
Are we talking native or planted cuz if planted then add Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey
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Level 27
Dec 21, 2023
SC literally has a palm tree on the state flag
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Level 45
Mar 24, 2024
We got loads of em in St. George, UT and Las Vegas, NV. They aren't native but neither are any of the palm trees in Arizona.