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Acorus

Sweet Flag
Araceae
Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials, Aquatic

Found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, these bog or aquatic plants will succeed in water or in rich, well-irrigated soil. They look like clumps or tufts of iris but are related to calla (Zantedeschia). Flowers are inconspicuous. Use in damp borders, at pool edges, or in shallow water.

Japanese Sweet Flag (Acorus gramineus)
Japanese Sweet Flag (Acorus gramineus)

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Acorus gramineus

Fans of 6–12-in., narrow, semievergreen leaves 1 1/2 in. wide rise from the ends of slowly creeping rhizomes that eventually form large clumps.

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