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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 - Plug

Sweet flag

610 in stock

$2.2072+ $1.10ea
Acorus americanus - 4 inch

Sweet flag

1 in stock

$8.4736+ $4.24ea
Acorus americanus - Bare Root - Herbaceous

Sweet flag

226 in stock

$2.2050+ $1.10ea
Acorus americanus - Large Plug

Sweet flag

402 in stock

$4.40100+ $2.20ea

Plant type

  • Grass / Grasslike

Mature Height

  • Up to 3'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (OBL) Obligate wetland


Planting Zone

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

Classification by Use

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