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Acorus americanus

Sweet flag

Acorus americanus is a flowering plant found throughout the southeast. It grows best in full sun to part shade, and in soils that are wet to submerged in water. It has evergreen, iris-like leaves, and sweet smelling rhizomes. It often spreads via these rhizomes to create stands. This plant provides cover for small wildlife. Acorus americanus is an excellent plant for restoration projects.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Acorus americanus - 4 inch

Sweet flag

131 in stock

$9.3236+ $4.66ea
Acorus americanus - Bare Root - Herbaceous

Sweet flag

1011 in stock

$2.4250+ $1.21ea
Acorus americanus - Large Plug

Sweet flag

372 in stock

$4.8450+ $2.42ea

Plant type

  • Grass / Grasslike

Mature Height

  • 1' - 3'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (OBL) Obligate wetland


  • Bird Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Shallow Water
  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Vegetated Shelf

Classification by Use

  • Constructed Wetland
  • Erosion Control
  • Rain Garden
  • SCM (Stormwater Control Measure)
  • Wetland Mitigation