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Acorus (americanus)

Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Acoraceae
Family Common Name: Sweetflag Family
Scientific Name: Acorus americanus (Raf.) Raf.
Common Synonym: Acorus calamus L.
Common Name: Sweetflag
Species Code: ACOAME
Propagation Goal: plants
Propagation Method: seed
ProductType: Container (plug)
Time To Grow: 0
Propagule Processing: Seed dormancy is morpho-physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds were cold stratified for 210 days.
Seeds germinated at alternating temperatures of 19/15 C.
References: Baskin C.C. and Baskin J.M. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography, and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination, Academic Press, 1998. 666p.
Muenscher 1936. Storage and Germination of Seeds of Aquatic Plants. Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 652.


Baskin, Jerry M.; Baskin, Carol C.. 2003. Propagation protocol for production of Container (plug) Acorus americanus (Raf.) Raf. plants University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://NativePlantNetwork.org (accessed 2021/05/08). US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources.

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