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Acorus calamus – Sweet Flag

An ideal native plant for wet areas and a perfect plant for the ever popular pond plantings or bog gardens. This grass like herbaceous perennial has narrow, arching sword like leaves that form natural looking clumps over time but will not become too invasive. The dark green leaves are aromatic when crushed and in June and July green horn shaped blooms appear which prove popular the with the local pollinating insect population.For lovers of a wildlife garden that contains a water feature this is a real go to plant. It requires little maintenance and even its straw like stems through the winter look great in frosty weather and provide valuable cover for wildlife.