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Saururus cernuus L.
Lizard's tail

Saururus cernuus
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Saururaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central North America west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland.

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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Saururus cernuus has been found in the following 27 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Highland Oaks Park Present Native
Holey Land Wildlife Management Area Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
LaBelle Nature Park Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee River-Lake Worth Creek Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Assumed to be Present Native
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Native
Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Tall Cypress Natural Area Present Native
Tree Tops Park Present Native
Warbler Wetland Natural Area Present Native

Saururus cernuus has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Saururus cernuus has been found in the following 12 habitats :
Blackwater Stream
Disturbed Wetland
Dome Swamp
Floodplain Forest
Floodplain Swamp
Freshwater Tidal Swamp
River Floodplain Lake
Sinkhole
Slough
Strand Swamp
Swale
Swamp Lake

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Saururus cernuus
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Saururus cernuus
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Saururus cernuus
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Saururus cernuus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Saururus cernuus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Saururus cernuus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Saururus cernuus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Saururus cernuus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley