Saururus cernuus

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 1: 341. 1753

Common names: Lizard's-tail lezardelle penchée
EndemicIllustratedWeedy
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
Herbs, 15-120 cm, mostly pubescent when young, often glabrate, having rhizomes, often with adventitious roots. Leaves 4-25 cm; petiole 1-10 cm; blade ovate, 2-17 × 1-10 cm, base cordate, apex acuminate. Racemes nodding to erect, fragrant, narrow, 5-35 cm. Floral bracts green, boat-shaped, 1.5-3 mm (distinct portion), adnate to pedicel. Schizocarps brown, 1.5-3 mm, rugose. Seed brown, 1-1.3 × 0.7-1 mm, smooth. 2n = 22.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer, sometimes early fall.
Habitat: Wet soil, fresh or slightly brackish water to depth of 5 dm
Elevation: 0-500 m

Distribution

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Ont., Que., Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Kans., Ky., La., Md., Mich., Miss., Mo., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., W.Va.

Discussion

Some American Indians used Saururus cernuus for medicinal purposes (D. E. Moerman 1986).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Facts about "Saururus cernuus"
AuthorGeorge F. Buddell II + and John W. Thieret +
AuthorityLinnaeus +
Common nameLizard's-tail + and lezardelle penchée +
DistributionOnt. +, Que. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Conn. +, Del. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Kans. +, Ky. +, La. +, Md. +, Mich. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Okla. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Va. + and W.Va. +
Elevation0-500 m +
HabitatWet soil, fresh or slightly brackish water to depth of 5 dm +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
PhenologyFlowering spring–summer, sometimes early fall. +
Publication titleSp. Pl. +
Publication year1753 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V3/V3 408.xml +
Special statusEndemic +, Illustrated + and Weedy +
Taxon familySaururaceae +
Taxon nameSaururus cernuus +
Taxon parentSaururus +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 3 +