Sometimes though the name of a plant is delightfully simple and obvious. One of my favorite plants is the Lizard Tail (Saururus cernuus).
Lizard Tail is a 2 to 5 foot tall aquatic perennial plant. It grows in shallow, still or slow moving water in marshes, swamps, ponds, wet woodlands, streams, and rivers. It's flower spikes are up to 6 inches long. It blooms from June to September.
|A large colony of Lizard Tail in the Shiawassee River, Owosso, MI|
|A closer view of the colony|
|Close-up of bloom|
Habitat: shallow water, marshes, swamps, ponds, streams, rivers
Height: 2 to 5 foot
Flower Color: White
Bloom Time: June to September