Florida silver palm (Coccothrinax argentata) belongs to the Aracaceae (the Palm family). It is a small evergreen tree that is native to south Florida, southeast Mexico, Colombia and to the West Indies. This tree grows on rocky, calcareous soil in coastal scrubland and hammock communities (Hammocks grow on elevated areas, often just a few inches high, surrounded by wetlands), and up a height of 2-6 m. The leaves are fan-shaped, dark blue-green above and silver-colored below. Flowers are white and small on light orange inflorescence. The fruits are globose and 1-1.5 cm in diameter. They are initially green and turn purple or black when ripe.