Lizard's tail
Saururus cernuus
Saururaceae


Landscape Uses:

Water gardens and along pond and lake edges.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida.
Description:
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Height:
About 1-2 feet in height. Usually spreading and forming patches broader than tall.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Eastern and central North America west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland.
Habitats:
Marshes and swamps.
Soils:
Wet, poorly-drained organic soils.
Nutritional Requirements:
High; requires rich organic soils for optimal growth.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Light shade to moderate shade or full sun.
Flower Color:
White.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring-summer.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous indehiscent carpels.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides food for birds.
Horticultural Notes:
Comments:


Roger L. Hammer
George D. Gann
George D. Gann
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Keith A. Bradley