We took a walk along the Northshore Nature Center trail near Mandeville, La over the weekend. I thought Louisiana irises would be in full bloom, but didn't see one. I did see Lizard's Tail in bloom tho.
Lizard's Tail grow in the water in the shallower parts of the swamp where the water is maybe 4" deep or less. You will usually find it at the edges of ponds or marshes.
Of course, the Lizard's Tail rush gets its name from its bloom. It grows from the end of a 6 inche stalk and droops into a tail about 3 inches long. The leaf is heart shaped and about 5 inches long.
It spreads using rhizomes that grow sideways under the water or the mud and pretty soon, you have Lizard's Tail everywhere. If you are going to have them in your pond, keep them in a pot.
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