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Acorus americanus #1 (Sweet Flag)
-Part Sun, Full Sun
-Moist to Wet Soil (OBL)
-Mildly Acidic to Mildly Alkaline pH
-2-3′ Tall by 2-3′ Wide
-Colonizing growth habit
-Tolerant of standing water
30 in stock
Sweet Flag was once considered a member of the Arum family, but has recently been reclassified into its own family, Acoraceae. It has fragrant, evergreen, grass-like foliage that resembles Iris or Cattails. The inflorescence is an inconspicuous, finger-like spadix from between the flattened, bright green leaves. This plant is tough and adaptable to most moist locations as long as they get at least a half day of sunlight. They spread readily from the fleshy rhizomes to form large colonies in wetland conditions, and can even grow in standing water. The aromatic rhizomes of Sweet Flag have long been used in traditional medicine, and the roots have been used as a spicy addition to salads when candied.
Proper research should be done before using any plant as an edible or medicinal to avoid unsafe consumption.
Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants and Herbs by Steven Foster and James A. Duke
Peterson Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants Eastern/Central North America by Lee Allen Peterson
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