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Lizard's Tail

Saururus cernuus


Lizard's Tail

Texas Native! Usually found in wetlands, or the edge of lakes or ponds, this slender perennial can grow up to 4' tall in the wild. Leaves release a sassafras aroma when crushed. Fragrant 4"-12" long, drooping flowers spawn on singular spikes said to resemble a lizard's tail. Great groundcover for moist boggy areas or containers. Can tolerate up to 4" of water cover. Blooms June - Sept. in Texas; earlier in colder climates. Usually grows 1-3' tall and spreads 1-2', though it can colonize large areas. Grows in full sun or part shade. Zones 3-9.