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Saururus cernuus, Lizard's Tail, Water-dragon, Swamp Root

Saururus cernuus

Lizard's Tail, Water-dragon, Swamp Root
Family: Saururaceae
Origin: Eastern North America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Subtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

Saururus cernuus is a rhizomatous, deciduous, marginal aquatic perennial.

Features heart-shaped leaves on erect, branching, somewhat zig-zag stems and tiny fragrant white flowers packed into slender, tapered, spike-like racemes that droop at the tips.



Saururus cernuus, Lizard's Tail, Water-dragon, Swamp Root
Saururus cernuus, Lizard's Tail, Water-dragon, Swamp Root
Saururus cernuus, Lizard's Tail, Water-dragon, Swamp Root
Saururus cernuus, Lizard's Tail, Water-dragon, Swamp Root


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