Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in marshes, wet meadows, other wet areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish, greenish-brown
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
Inflorescence a spadix

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Acorales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Acorus calamus   FAMILY Acoraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acorus calamus   FAMILY Acoraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 032-01-001:
Acorus calamus   FAMILY Araceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweetflag, European Calamus


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picture of Acorus calamus, image of Acorus calamus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_acca4_001_lvd

        

picture of Acorus calamus, image of Acorus calamus

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_acorus_calamus1

April    Dare County    NC

picture of Acorus calamus, image of Acorus calamus

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_acorus_calamus1b

April    Dare County    NC

Inflorescence a cylindric tapering spadix; leaf-like spathe continues up, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Acorus calamus, image of Acorus calamus

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_acorus_calamus2

April    Dare County    NC

Sword-like leaves are stiff and narrow, very similar to Cattail leaves, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.