Ontario Wildflowers website

Acorus calamus

Sweetflag (Acorus calamus) Other common names: Calamus, Flag Root

French names: Acorus rouseau

Family: Sweet-flag Family (Acoraceae), (Arum Family (Araceae))

Flowers: Summer;  Green/Brown

Leaves: Entire

Habitat: Wet Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 398   

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 66 photographs available, of which 4 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Sweetflag (Acorus calamus)

Sweetflag is a wetland plant. it likes to grow in marshy habitat. This photo only shows the lower part of one plant, with the flower cluster in bud.

Sweetflag (Acorus calamus)

Sweetflag flowering.

Sweetflag (Acorus calamus)

Closeup of the flowers.

Sweetflag (Acorus calamus)

This is the base of the plant.

Range map for Sweetflag (Acorus calamus)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)