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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 1 taxon in the family Saururaceae, Lizard's-tail family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Lizard's Tail, Water-dragon

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Saururus cernuus   FAMILY: Saururaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saururus cernuus   FAMILY: Saururaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saururus cernuus 050-01-001   FAMILY: Saururaceae


Habitat: Swamps, overwash pools in stream floodplains, freshwater and oligohaline tidal marshes, semipermanently inundated rocky bars and shores, beaver ponds, ditches, usually where water ponds seasonally or periodically. In swamps of the Coastal Plain, Saururus often is dominant in large patches

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia


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