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 BeastBoy141
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Last updated: April 29, 2018
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 81
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 72
Aug 7, 2015
Found out Nevada has planted trees along with Maryland. I never knew Arkansas had wild palms.
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Level 78
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 65
May 14, 2018
Anyone else try Alaska first, just in case?
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Level 61
Jul 2, 2018
yup
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Level 24
Dec 30, 2020
Same! My brain is so weird.
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Level 23
May 24, 2018
cant believe i missed Hawaii!!
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Level 64
May 28, 2018
I almost did too! Way to obvious.
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Level 81
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 51
Jun 6, 2018
Nevada has a native palm called Washingtonia filifera.
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Level 64
Jul 2, 2018
Almost missed the most obvious one!! Guessed Hawaii with 5 seconds left!
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Level 61
Jul 2, 2018
I almost forgot california
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Level 50
Jul 2, 2018
Several people facepalming I see, but still kind of stunning that Hawaii is ninth most guessed.
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Level 82
Jul 2, 2018
Facepalming.
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Level 14
Jul 3, 2018
*sigh*
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Level 82
Jul 2, 2018
Palm trees in Arkansas? Man, that does not sound right.
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Level 48
Jul 2, 2018
Almost forgot Hawaii last one can’t belive Arkansas
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Level 48
Jul 2, 2018
Can’t belive North Carolina was second to last that’s the beach I go to
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Level 83
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 65
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 28
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 74
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 70
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 39
Nov 7, 2019
I tried Oklahoma and was surprised it didn't work.
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Level 45
Dec 22, 2020
new mexico??
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Level 22
Feb 18, 2021
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