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Acorus americanus (Raf.) Raf.
Synonym(s): Acorus calamus, Acorus calamus var. americanus
USDA Symbol: ACAM
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Retention: Evergreen Leaf Venation: Parallel Leaf:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
, WI Canada: NB
, PE Native Habitat:
Fresh Water Aquatic
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Johnstown, PANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff