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Lizard's Tail

Saururus cernuus


There were many small insects on this plant. It was growing in a dense patch, but I did not see any more LIzard's tail anywhere nearby


Moist, grassy area near a cypress forest


Lizard's Tail is an important plant as cover and shelter, and as a place for egg-laying. Many fish, frogs, salamanders, crayfish, turtles, snakes, and aquatic insects hide among the stems underwater. Above the water line, insects and spiders crawl around on the stems and leaves. Dragonflies, frogs, salamanders, and many other animals will lay eggs on, around, or inside Lizard's Tail stems. Larger animals can move around a pond or marsh without being seen if there is a lot of Lizard's Tail.

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Nice spotting and information

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 11, 2015
Submitted on Apr 19, 2015

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