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Saururus cernuus L.
LIZARDS TAIL
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Saururus cernuus, Lizards tail
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Saururus cernuus, Lizards tail

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Saururus cernuus, Lizards Tail
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Saururus cernuus
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Saururus cernuus
Saururus cernuus
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Saururus cernuus

Saururus cernuus, whole plant - in flower - general view
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Saururus cernuus, whole plant - in flower - general view
Saururus cernuus, leaf - basal or on lower stem
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Saururus cernuus, leaf - basal or on lower stem

Saururus cernuus, leaf - margin of upper + lower surface
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Saururus cernuus, leaf - margin of upper + lower surface
Saururus cernuus, stem - showing leaf bases
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Saururus cernuus, stem - showing leaf bases

Saururus cernuus, stem - showing leaf bases
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Saururus cernuus, stem - showing leaf bases
Saururus cernuus, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Saururus cernuus, inflorescence - whole - unspecified

Saururus cernuus, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Saururus cernuus, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
Saururus cernuus, inflorescence - lateral view of flower
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Saururus cernuus, inflorescence - lateral view of flower

Saururus cernuus, whole plant - in flower - general view
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Saururus cernuus, whole plant - in flower - general view
Saururus cernuus, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Saururus cernuus, inflorescence - whole - unspecified

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Derbidae  Cedusa bedusa @ NCSU (1)
Dermateaceae  Gloeosporium saururi @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Lygus lineolaris @ MEMU_ENT (1)

Phytocoris tibialis @ MEMU_ENT (2)

Pycnoderes drakei @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora saururi @ BPI (16)

Ramularia saururi @ BPI (9)
Physodermataceae  Physoderma @ BPI (1)
_  Gn_ms_naranjakotta sp_ms_hakeaphila @ AMNH_PBI (1)

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1. Saururus cernuus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 341. 1753.

Lizard's-tail, lezardelle penchée

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. 2 n = 22.

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

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

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