Acorus americanus is a hardy, emergent wetland plant that produces a sweet, spicy scent when crushed. The plant's preferred habitat consists of shallows, ponds, and marshes. The plant spreads rhizomatous. Good for stabilizing
Historically, this plant was used by Native Americans for tribal and medicinal purposes. The rhizomes of the plant were also once used as a substitute for ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ACAM