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Monday, November 29, 2010

Lizard Tail


lizard tail

Here's another leftover fall botanical treat. These are the leaves of a plant called lizard tail, Saururus cernuus. See how the leaves grow in a zig-zag up the stem? It likes to grow in really wet places. In fact, where I took this picture is often completely under water. If you want to know where, go to Four Dogs and a Friend. It's right behind the second yellow lab. (different season!)

lizard tail

It was late to show you the white spikes of flowers, but here is one of the seed spikes that is left.

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rainfield61 said...

OMG, I was so foolish to look for a lizard.

Duxbury Ramblers said...

Not native here but we do see it in garden ponds, very attractive in flower.

Shinade said...

They look familiar to me but I bet I have seen them in Maine and not down here.

I love nature photos of all sorts. But, I never know the name of any of the plants. I should have payed closer attention to my mother!!
Happy day...I have an essay to work on...hope I can manage it!

Ann said...

It's so green, fabulous green :) Can you tell I'm already missing the green of summer...lol

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