Native American Name
Dakota: sinkpe-ta-wote; Lakota: sunka ce
Acorus calamus is a(n) herb grasslike perennial, which grows 3ft to 5ft in height. This species is commonly found swamps and marshes. The leaves are ensiform, erect and linear. Acorus calamus has light brown greenish-brown flowers that bloom from May to July.
Vegetative Propagation: By division of the rhizomes
Soils: Wet fertile soil
Light: Full sun
Water: Thrives in wet areas
Notes: The roots grow or spread out just below the surface of the soil
The Dakota name ""sinkpe-ta-wote"", means muskrat food.