Acorus americanus

[American Sweet Flag]

 $5.00 

Category: Potted Plants
Longevity: HP
Lighting Conditions: FS - PS

Species native to North America - differs from Acorus calamus mainly in that it doesn't contain beta-asarone. In 1968 the FDA banned Acorus calamus from human food or food additives because of the presence of beta-asarone - several studies found it to be procarcinogenic in rats. For uses of this plant please refer to our listing of Acorus calamus.

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 24 June, 2016.
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