Lizard's Tail

Started by Swede, July 21, 2007, 08:54:21 PM

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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.
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