Carolinas and Georgia

1332

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


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

Marginal emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Mountains)

 

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Saururus cernuus   FAMILY Saururaceae

Lizard's Tail, Water-dragon