May. 9, 2017

lizard's-tail, Saururus cernuus

Soon after going digital, I went looking for lizard's-tails. It led to the greatest rare plant experience I've had. I saw the first threatened species at that site before I was even out of the car. So far there have been eleven protected species, and several more that are very rare. All because of lizard's-tails! Lizard's-tails grow in floodplain woods or part shade, often in large dense patches, in AL, AR, CT(E), DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI(E), SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV, ON, and QC(L). Lenawee Co MI, 8/25/16.