Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1332

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in swamps, overwash pools in stream floodplains, ditches, usually where water ponds seasonally or periodically, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade Aquatic ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White (filaments)
Sepals absent
Petals absent
3-7 stamens
Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Piperales

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 (1968) 050-01-001:
Saururus cernuus   FAMILY Saururaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Lizard's Tail, Water-dragon