Calamus, Sweet Flag, Rat Root

The plant of many names! Calamus is know for it’s extraordinarily bitter, hot roots that have wonderful medicinal properties.

CALAMUS, SWEET FLAG, RAT ROOT (Acorus americana)

The plant of many names! Calamus is know for it’s extraordinarily bitter, hot roots that have wonderful medicinal properties. It is little known for the opposingly sweet leaves that both smell and taste like orange creamsicles. This is a wetland plant that prefers flooded (less than 2 ft of water) and fully saturated soil conditions.

Flower Colour: green
Life Cycle: perennial
Sun Exposure: full sun
Bloom Period: June
Height: 1 – 5 ft
Soil: wet