Acorus americanus, Midwestern U.S. Ecotype
Sweetflag, Midwestern U.S. Ecotype
A rhizomatous species; sometimes misnamed Acorus calamus, an introduced species; provides food and cover for wildlife.
General Product Information:
Item Number: ACOAME01
Species Type: Native
Grasses & Grass-like Species, Riparian Sites, Stormwater Management, Wet Meadows & Wetlands
Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Characteristics: Reproduces from seed or root cuttings.
Habitat: Swamps, shallow pond water, wet meadows.
Bloom Period: May to August
Flower Color: Yellowish-brown
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 6.5 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 10 in
pH: 5.6 – 7.2
Indicator Regions (view map & key):
Northcentral & Northeast: OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
Shade: Full Sun
Approximate seeds per lb: 70,000
Seeding Rate: When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 1.0% and not more than 2.0% of the total.
Truax Seedbox: Fine