Oil Palms are among the best known and most extensively cultivated plant families. They have been important to humans throughout much of history. Many common products and foods are derived from palms, and oil palms are also widely used in landscaping, making them one of the most economically important plants. In many historical cultures, Oil palms were symbols for such ideas as victory, peace, and fertility. For inhabitants of cooler climates today, Oil Palmpalms symbolize the tropics and vacations.