Acorus americanus: rat root, sweet flag, calamus

  title={Acorus americanus: rat root, sweet flag, calamus},
  author={Ann Smreciu and K. Gould and Shane Wood},



Germination responses of 64 wetland species in relation to seed size, minimum time to reproduction and seedling relative growth rate

Three germination attributes (lag time, maximum germination rate, and final germination proportion) were measured for 64 species of herbaceous wetland plants and showed that the time to initiation of germination could accurately classify 89% of the perennial species as being either facultative annuals or obligate perennials.

The distribution and status of Acorus (Araceae) in Canada

Evidence is presented documenting the occurrence in Canada of two Acorus species. One is a widespread fertile diploid with which the name A. americanus has been associated. The other is a sterile

Fermentation and adenylate metabolism of Hedychium coronarium J. G. Koenig (Zingiberaceae) and Acorus calamus L. (Araceae) under hypoxia and anoxia

The anaerobic metabolism of H. coronarium is less efficient and more harmful than that of A. calamus and, although considerably tolerant to hypoxia, it does not tolerate strict anoxia as the latter species does.

Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography, and, Evolution of Dormancy and Germination

A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Tropical and Subtropical Zones and Biogeographical and Evolutionary Aspects of Seed Dormancy.

Seasonal dynamics of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in differing wetland habitats

The data suggest that AM associations in temperate fen and marsh habitats are prevalent in the spring during new root and vegetative growth, even for plants experiencing flooded conditions, and that future studies should include a seasonal component.

The ethnobotany of sweet flag,acorus Calamus (Araceae)

A comprehensive survey of the past, present and future uses of sweet flag and its value as an insecticidal, antibacterial and antifungal agent.