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Saururus cernuus

Common Name(s):
American swamp lily, lizard's tail, water-dragon
Categories:
Native Plants, Water Garden, Wildflowers
Comment:

Occurs in swamps and shallow water; sun to partial shade; plant in 2 to 5 gallon containers

Season:
Summer into early fall
Height:
1-3 ft.
Foliage:
3 to 6 in. bright green, heart-shaped leaves; zig-zag stems; forms large colonies
Flower:
Long slender raceme of nodding 4-6 in. spikes of fragrant, small, white flowers; droops at the tip
Site:
Swamps and shallow water areas
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2451

Saururus cernuus Saururus cernuus
Suzanne Cadwell, CC BY-NC - 4.0
Saururus cernuus Saururus cernuus
Scott Zona, CC BY-NC - 4.0
Saururus cernuus Saururus cernuus
Suzanne Cadwell, CC BY-NC - 4.0
Saururus cernuus Saururus cernuus
Fritz Flohr Reynolds, CC BY-SA - 4.0