New York Metropolitan Flora

Acorus americanus (Raf.) Raf. - Sweetflag

Native

By Science Staff

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 01/25/2013

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Common Names

Sweetflag

General Discussion

This species has been reported from various localities in the tri-state area; but due to the taxonomic confusion that has existed, these reports most likely represent misidentifications of A. calamus. Acorus americanus does range in our area (especially northward), but no definitive specimens have been seen.