SWEETFLAG suitable for counties:
ALASKA: All counties
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: District of Columbia
DELAWARE: Kent, New Castle
IOWA: All counties
IDAHO: Benewah, Kootenai, Latah, Shoshone
ILLINOIS: Adams, Alexander, Boone, Brown, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Fulton, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle, Lake, Lawrence, Lee, Livingston, Macon, Macoupin, Marshall, Mason, Massac, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Peoria, Pope, Pulaski, Richland, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, St. Clair, Tazewell, Union, Vermilion, Wayne, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, Woodford
INDIANA: All counties
MAINE: All counties
MICHIGAN: Alcona, Antrim, Arenac, Berrien, Calhoun, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Delta, Gogebic, Gratiot, Houghton, Huron, Ingham, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Mason, Menominee, Midland, Muskegon, Oakland, Ontonagon, Ottawa, Presque Isle, Sanilac, St. Clair, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne
MINNESOTA: All counties
MONTANA: All counties
NEBRASKA: All counties
NEW HAMPSHIRE: All counties
NEW JERSEY: Passaic, Sussex, Warren
NEW YORK: Albany, Bronx, Broome, Cattaraugus, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Monroe, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Oswego, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Rockland, Schenectady, Schuyler, St. Lawrence, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester
OHIO: Adams, Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Darke, Delaware, Erie, Fairfield, Franklin, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Huron, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Medina, Meigs, Miami, Monroe, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa, Perry, Pike, Portage, Preble, Richland, Ross, Sandusky, Scioto, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Williams, Wyandot
PENNSYLVANIA: Crawford, Erie
RHODE ISLAND: All counties
SOUTH DAKOTA: All counties
VIRGINIA: All counties
VERMONT: All counties
WISCONSIN: All counties

Sweetflag belongs to family of acoraceae plants, its species name is americanus. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Sweetflag has green foliage and bears yellow colored flowers. Sweetflag booms in late spring.The plant grows in erect form. Sweetflag is a moderately growing plant, a mature Sweetflag can grow up to 3.9 feet.

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : Yellow
Foliage Color : Green Growth Form : Rhizomatous
Growth Rate : Moderate Height, Mature (feet) : 3.9
Drought Tolerance : None Frost Free Days, Minimum : 120
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -38 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Late Spring


Bloom Period : Late Spring Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : Medium Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Fall Fruit/Seed Persistence : No
Propogated by Bare Root : No Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : No Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : No Propogated by Seed : No
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : Yes
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : - -
Seed Spread Rate : Slow Seedling Vigor : High
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : Moderate


Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : - -
Lumber Product : No Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : No Palatable Browse Animal : - -
Palatable Graze Animal : Low Palatable Human : No
Post Product : No Protein Potential : - -
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : No


Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : Slow
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : - -
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : Yes Flower Color : Yellow
Flower Conspicuous : No Foliage Color : Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Dense Foliage Porosity Winter : Moderate
Foliage Texture : Medium Fruit Color : Green
Fruit Conspicuous : No Growth Form : Rhizomatous
Growth Rate : Moderate Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : - -
Height, Mature (feet) : 3.9 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : No Lifespan : Moderate
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : No Shape and Orientation : Erect
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : No Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : Yes Anaerobic Tolerance : High
CaCO3 Tolerance : Low Cold Stratification Required : No
Drought Tolerance : None Fertility Requirement : Medium
Fire Tolerance : None Frost Free Days, Minimum : 120
Hedge Tolerance : None Moisture Use : High
pH (Minimum) : 5.6 pH (Maximum) : 7.2
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 3450 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 4800
Precipitation (Minimum) : 65 Precipitation (Maximum) : 65
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 10 Salinity Tolerance : None
Shade Tolerance : Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -38


Thomas G. Barnes. Barnes, T.G., and S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky.
R.A. Howard. Smithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection.
USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team, Fort Worth, TX.


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