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Lizard's Tail

Saururus cernuus


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


These were growing in a small backyard pond.


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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Denton, Texas, USA

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

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