A North American bog plant with long tapering, drooping spikes of fragrant white flowers.
- Saururus cernuus, family Saururaceae.
- The three groups of paleoherbs are Aristolochiales (birthwort, Dutchman's pipe), Piperales (pepper vine, lizard's tails), and Nymphaeales (lotus, waterlilies).
- Broad-leaved arrowhead and lizard's tail are found where the water is deepest, while skunk cabbage, with its huge leaves, lines the perimeter of the fen.
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Syllabification: liz·ard's tail
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