Saururus cernuus

Common name: Lizard Tail

Native plant

Easy to identify in the wild, with it's distictive foliage and white plume flowers. It grows in areas that periodically flood and standing water, in full sun to a fair amount of sun. I have seen this plant growing happily in the Kankakee river and most wet areas in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. I used it in my rain garden and let it and some more aggressive Carex duke it out with great results. Don't be afraid of its wondering nature; it does not seem to push established plants out.

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Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Yards that Flood

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
4 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
7 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot Rain garden suited

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