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Recently while in church, I came across small pieces of what I believe to be palms (i.e., strands and tiny pieces) in the pews.  When cleaning the church, can these pieces simply be swept up and discarded?  Are they still blessed?  I'm not talking about finding a full palm branch on the ground, but a small piece of a branch.  It seems like it would be incredibly difficult to collect all these pieces.  And I also thought I once heard that items are no longer blessed when they no longer resemble the original blessed object (in the case, obviously the pieces would still be palms, but they wouldn't resemble the larger branch that was blessed).  Is this correct?