Lizard’s Tail

 

Often growing in large colonies via a vast system of underground runners, Lizard’s Tails are a common understory plant in swamp areas. During the blooming season drooping flower spikes of small white flowers brighten the swamp floor. The flowers mature into a string a small nutlets that resemble a lizard’s tail, thus giving the plant its common name.

Latin Name: Saururus Cernuus

Habitat: Swamp

Flowers: Late Winter – Fall.