Acorus americanus (Raf.) Raf.
Common Name: SWEET-FLAG
Synonym: Acorus calamus
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Included in A. calamus in Michigan Flora.

Marshes, wet meadows, edges of rivers and streams; often rather local.

The native, American plant is a diploid that sets fruit, but is otherwise very similar to the Eurasian plant. The venation character is subtle, but generally unambiguous with comparative material.


Alcona County
Alger County
Baraga County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clinton County
Delta County
Gogebic County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Iosco County
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Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County
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Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
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MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. June 27, 2022.