water dragon

water dragon

noun
1. North American herbaceous perennial of wet places having slender curled racemes of small white flowers [syn: lizard's-tail
2. swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercups [syn: marsh marigold
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water dragon

member of the lizard's-tail family (Saururaceae), found in marshy areas of eastern North America. The plant has creeping stems, or runners. Erect branches about 60 to 150 centimetres (2 to 5 feet) tall bear heart-shaped leaves on long stalks. Small, white flowers grow in a spike with a drooping tip (the lizard's tail).

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