Bog Plants: Lizard’s Tail

Bog Plants: Lizard’s Tail

Lizard’s Tail is a hardy perennial with bright green heart-shaped foliage which is accented with 4″ – 6″ long spikes of white flowers blooming with a citrus-like  aroma from June to September. After blooming, they give-way to small green fruits that appear to look like a lizard’s tail. Shade tolerant and very fragrant, Lizard’s Tail is easy to grow in  your fish pond and can winter well on the plant shelf without any protection. Lizard’s tail is a perennial plant that has a hairy erect stem with few or no branches and can grow up to 4 feet tall. Leaves are on short petiole, lace to  heart-shaped 2 to 5 inches long by 1 to 3 inches wide), alternate with veins that converge toward the base. Flowers are borne on a long hairy stem, opposite  the uppermost leaf. The flowering structure consists of a spike of many small whitish flowers that forms an arching, tail-like shape. As the greenish seeds  develop, the “tail” takes on a wrinkled appearance and hence the common name. Lizard’s tail has a distinctive orange like-smell. Lizard’s tail forms colonies from spreading rhizomes. As with most aquatic pond plants always put at water depths not to exceed 1″ above the ream of the bog plant pot. Can be added to the shallow shelves of your Koi pond or water garden.

Submerged portions of all aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates. These invertebrates in turn are used as food by fish and other  wildlife species (e.g. amphibians, reptiles, ducks, etc.). After aqauatic plants die, their decomposition by bacteria and fungi provides food (called “detritus”)  for many aquatic invertebrates. Lizard’s tail has no known direct food value to wildlife.


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Aquatic Plants: Bog Plants: Lizard’s Tail
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Author: Jacklyn Rodman
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