Acorus americanus (Acorus calamus) (Sweet Flag)
Latin Name: Acorus americanus (Acorus calamus)
Common Name: Sweet Flag
Communities: Sedge Meadow
Height: 2-3 Ft
Flower Season: May-June
Notes: Acorus americanus, or commonly known as Sweet Flag, has a fragrant sword-like foliage similar to an iris is the primary feature of this wetland species. Occurs in sedge meadows and along shorelines. A tough, adaptable plant for restored or created wetlands, Acorus americanus grows two to three feet in full sun to partial shade.