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Lizard's Tail

Saururus cernuus

Description:

Perennial to 3 ft. , in water or wet soil. Flowers are fragrant; white, minute, laking petals; in dense 4-12in. drooping spikes.

Habitat:

These were growing in a small backyard pond.

Notes:

The only species of Saururus in North America. Lizard's tail was used by Native tribes in the external treatment of wounds and inflammations and internally for stomach ailments and as a sedative.

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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 11, 2012
Submitted on May 12, 2012

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