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

Your search found 2 taxa 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: (4/24/22) 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

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia


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camera icon Common Name: Fishmint, Chameleon-plant, Fishleaf

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Houttuynia cordata   FAMILY: Saururaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houttuynia cordata   FAMILY: Saururaceae


Habitat: Disturbed areas, moist suburban forests, ditches, spread from cultivation


Non-native: east Asia


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