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Scientific Name: Acorus calamus 'Argenteostriatus'
Pronunciation: uh-KORE-us KAL-uh-mus
Common Name: variegated sweet flag
Family Name: Acoraceae
Plant Type: Aquatic plant, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features:
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Bog, Humus rich
Water Use: Aquatic, Wetlands
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Aquatic - ponds, Group or mass planting, Herb, Summer interest, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google Images
variegated sweet flag
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Leathery
Surfaces: Distinctive smell
Colour in Summer: Yellow, leaves striped cream and yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Bases: Sheathing

Inflorescence Type: Spadix (& spathe)
Flower Morphology:n/a
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Green, Yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Aug
Additional Info: 3 - 4 mm long on 5 - 9 cm long inflorescence; no spadix
Fruit Type: Berry (true), Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, shriveled berry that is infertile
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes, rhizomes

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Slugs or snails, Deer resistant
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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