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Saururus cernuus

Lizard's Tail

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Saururus cernuus (Lizard's Tail)

Long, creamy-white flowers rest over heat-shaped leaves above six to eight inch long spikes. Grayish nutlets, similar to a lizard's tail, cover the spike when the flowers go to seed. All parts of the plant smell like citrus. A fabulous addition to any water garden.

Additional Information:


Height
18-48 Inches

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Spread
24-60 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata), Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Pickerel Plant (Pontederia cordata), Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

High

Special Uses

Fragrant
Bog

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map