Acorus americanus

Family:Acoraceae
Species:Acorus americanus (Raf.) Raf.
Common Name:American sweetflag
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Forb/herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
Plant Notes:The Preliminary Vouchered Atlas of New York State Flora (New York Flora Association 1990) clearly lumped records of Acorus americanus and A. calamus under A. americanus. Therefore, the records from the Preliminary Atlas of A. americanus are not listed in the current Atlas.
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, S5 (State Rank), G5 (Global Rank)
References:**

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

Division Equisetophyta
Class Equisetopsida
Sub Class Magnoliidae
Order Acorales
FamilyAcoraceae
Genus Acorus
Species Acorus americanus (Raf.) Raf. - American sweetflag

Citation

Citation Acorus americanus (Rafinesque) Rafinesque, New Flora and Botany of North America. 1: 57. 1836.
Basionym: Acorus calamus Linnaeus var. americanus Rafinesque, Med. Fl. 1: 25. 1828
Type: **

** Not applicable or data not available.

Source

CountyYearHerbariaNotesSubmission Info
Cattaraugus1960 BUF
Herbarium # 58182
Herbarium Name Used: Acorus americanus
  12/18/2009 - BUF (Ed Fuchs)
Erie1942 BUF
Herbarium # 51910
Herbarium Name Used: Acorus americanus
  12/18/2009 - BUF (Ed Fuchs)
Erie1931 BUF
Herbarium # 51911
Herbarium Name Used: Acorus americanus
  12/18/2009 - BUF (Ed Fuchs)
Erie1926 BUF
Herbarium # 51912
Herbarium Name Used: Acorus americanus
  12/18/2009 - BUF (Ed Fuchs)
Erie1923 BUF
Herbarium # 51909
Herbarium Name Used: Acorus americanus
  12/18/2009 - BUF (Ed Fuchs)
Erie1998 BUF
Herbarium # 76666
Herbarium Name Used: Acorus americanus
  12/18/2009 - BUF (Ed Fuchs)
Erie1991 BUF
Herbarium # 73759
Herbarium Name Used: Acorus americanus
  12/18/2009 - BUF (Ed Fuchs)
Greene1989 NYS    
Nassau1994 OBPF
Log_num: 11763
   
Niagara1898 BUF
Herbarium # 51913
Herbarium Name Used: Acorus americanus
  12/18/2009 - BUF (Ed Fuchs)
Orange1990 NYS    
Rensselaer1997 NYS    
Rensselaer1999 NYS    
Rensselaer2000 NYS    
Rockland1990 NYS    
Schoharie1883 BKL
BKL00032285
Herbarium Name Used: Acorus americanus
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
St. Lawrence1916 BKL
BKL00032283
Herbarium Name Used: Acorus americanus
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
St. Lawrence1997 NYS    
Suffolk1975 OBPF
Log_num: 8987
   
Suffolk1977 OBPF
Log_num: 8029
   

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymTypeNotes
Acorus calamus Acorus calamus auct. non Linnaeus  < House 1924, Fernald 1950, Gleason and Cronquist 1991; = Mitchell and Tucker 2003
Acorus calamus var. americanus Acorus calamus Linnaeus var. americanus Rafinesque, Med. Fl. 1: 25. 1828