Scientific Name: Saururus cernuus L.
Common Name: Lizard's Tail
Perennial, usually aquatic herb from a fleshy rhizome. Stem pubescent 5-9 dm tall.
Leaves alternate, lanceolate, 5-12 cm long, 2-9 cm wide, entire, cordate. Racemes opposite
the leaves, 10-20 cm long, ca. 1 cm in diam., the tip drooping; peduncle pubescent, 3-8 cm
long. Perianth absent; stamens 3-7, hypogynous; carpels 3-4, nearly distinct. Fruit a
capsule. (n=11) May-July; August-September. Streams, lake margins, marshes, swamps
and low woodlands; throughout the coastal plain and piedmont. [SE].
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