Acorus americanus

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AMERICAN SWEETFLAG

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Bright green sword-like leaves with a citrus-like, spicy aroma. 3′ tall. Spadix type flowers June – July. Full sun – part shade. Performs best in moist to wet soils. Useful plant in wetlands, rain gardens and moist areas. Great for stabilizing pond edges. Deer resistant. NE U.S. native. Zone 3.