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Saururus cernuus (lizard's tail; lizards tail)

Synonyms: Mattuschkia aquatica; Saururus lucidus
Language: French

Wikipedia Abstract

Saururus cernuus (lizard's tail, water-dragon, swamp root) is a medicinal and ornamental plant native to eastern North America. It grows in wet areas or shallow water, and can be up to about a meter tall. The native range covers much of the eastern United States, as far west as eastern Texas and Kansas, south to Florida, and north to Michigan and New York state, slightly into Ontario.
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Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Scent [1]  The flowers are fragrant;
Structure [2]  Herb
Height [1]  20 inches (0.5 m)
Width [1]  12 inches (0.3 m)
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Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Appalachian Piedmont United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Laurentian Great Lakes Canada, United States Nearctic Large Lakes    

Protected Areas



Apis mellifera (honey bee)[3]
Bombus fervidus (Golden northern bumble bee)[3]
Parapamea buffaloensis[4]
Chelydra serpentina (Common Snapping Turtle)[3]
Lymnaea stagnalis (swamp lymnaea)[3]


Pollinated by 
Apis mellifera (honey bee)[3]



North America;

External References

USDA Plant Profile



Attributes / relations provided by
1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License