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Genus: Acorus — sweetflag

Two species are now recognized to occur in our area. Acorus calamus is a sterile triploid that has been introduced from Europe. Acorus americanus is a fertile diploid native to North America. Acorus was traditionally placed in the Araceae. References: Haines (2000), Thompson (2000).


Acoraceae (sweet flag family)

This genus’s species in New England

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key