Sweet Flag

Sweet Flag

Latin Name: Acorus calamus

Type: Shrub/Vine

Light: Sun

Moisture: Wet-Mesic / Wet

Soil: Clay

Size: 1-4 feet

Color: Green/white

Bloom Time: May / June / July

Description: This semi-aquatic plant prefers wet mucky soils or shallow water along shores. Sweet flag is often confused with blue flag iris , but note the parallel veins and off-center ridge on each leaf. Crush the foliage and even rootstock and note the pleasant aroma.