Acorus calamus L.
FamilyAraceae — APG family: Acoraceae
Common namecalamus
DescriptionPlant up to 1 meter tall, with thick, creeping rhizome; leaves ensiform, up to 2 cm wide; stem triangular, bearing cylindrical, green spadix 4-8 c¢cm long and leaf- like, ensiform, green spathe, appearing as continuation of stem.
EcologyWet places, borders of quiet water. Described from Europe.
Entire plant has aromatic taste and smell; rarely flowers in Alaska. Probably not native within area of interest.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.