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Acorus americanus

Sweetflag

Acoraceae (Calamus Family)

USDA Symbol: ACAM

USDA Native Status:

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf: Green
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AK , CT , DC , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SD , VA , VT , WA , WI
Canada: NB , NL , NS , ON , PE
Native Habitat: Fresh Water Aquatic

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Natural Biodiversity - Johnstown, PA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Acorus americanus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acorus americanus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acorus americanus

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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