Saururus cernuus, Lizard’s tail, Native Wetland Perennial


Saururus cernuus, Lizard’s tail

(requires a minimum purchase of 5 plants)

5 or more $5.00 each
25 or more $2.50 each
50 or more $1.25 each
100 or more $1.00 each                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    500 or more $ .95 each

Plant Search

Plant categories

Order Minimum

There is a minimum order total of $150.00.

Total for all items combined before tax (VA residents only) and Shipping.


Aquatic animal habitat support:
Attractive Flowers:
Average Wildlife Value:
Beneficial Insects:
Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture:
Erosion Control:
Flood Tolerant:
Full – Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
Game Birds:
Herbaceous Emergent:
Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
Native to Coastal Regions:
OBL- Almost always occur in wetlands:
Occasionally wet soil (non tidal):
Pollinator support:
Sandy soil, coarse texture:
Small Mammals:
Threatened / Endangered:
Wet soil (Tidal):
Full Sun:
Botanic Name (s): Saururus cernuus

Common Name(s): Lizard’s tail

Mature height : 1.5-4.5ft

Bloom Time:June-September

Bloom color:White

Sun Exposure: Full Sun Part Sun

Soil moisture: Wet

Soil Type: Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture

Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay

Sandy soil, coarse texture

Flood depth:0-12″

Native Habitat: Fresh tidal and non tidal marshes, swamps, shallow water

Notes: Fragrant flower, often forms extensive colonies

Flood Tolerant Erosion Control Fragrant

Average Wildlife Value: Game Birds Small Mammals Waterfowl

OBL- Almost always occur in wetlands

Native to Coastal Regions

Threatened / Endangered: Connecticutt, Rhode Island

Native Perennial

Native Herbaceous Emergent

Pollinator Support

Aquatic animal habitat support