What plant is that?

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Lizard's TailLizard Tail's leavesLizard Tail's flower head
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The mystery plant for February 2021 is rare in RI. It is a herbaceous perennial with nodding spikes of white flowers. The flowers have white stamens and grow from 8-12 inches long. The flowers have no petals or sepals. The leaves are heart shaped and they are attached to the main stem by sheaths. The flowers bloom from mid-July to early September. The plant grows 2-4 feet high in swamps and streams from RI to Michigan south.

It’s. . .

Botanical Name:
 
Saururus cernuus
Common Name:
  Lizard’s Tail
Family:
  Sauraceae (Lizard's Tail family)
Habitat:
  Swamps and vernal streams