The Mexican blue palm (Brahea armata) belongs to Arecaceae (the Palm family). It is a tall evergreen tree that is native to Baja California, Mexico. It is also widely planted as an ornamental. This tree grows to a height of 15 m, with a stout trunk. The leaves are 1-2 m wide, with 1 m long petioles. The leaves are persistent in nature, and shag around the trunk. The inflorescences extend out beyond the crown, reaching 5 m in length. The flowers themselves are small, appearing in February and March. The fruits are 18-24 mm in length, brown and with a generally ovate to globose shape.