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Acorus americanus

 
Acorus americanus
Flowers in early summer

Synonym(s) Acorus calamus var. americanus
Common name sweet flag; belle angélique
Family acoraceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers spike with greenish-yellow blossoms
Size 2'
Cultural notes marginal aquatic

Out of flower, this is similar to blue flag, but has lighter-colored leaves. The flowers are not iris-like. This came with our filtration bog plant package, we've yet to get a good feel for how it will perform.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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