Taxon: Acorus americanus (Raf.) Raf.

Genus: Acorus
Family: Acoraceae
Nomen number: 418734
Place of publication: New Fl. 1(1):57. 1836
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Jul-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Apr-2018
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • belle-angélique  (Source: F NAmer) - French

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: Canada, [Northwest Territory (s.w.)] United States [Alaska (s.e.)]
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [New Brunswick, Newfoundland (s.w.), Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta (s.), British Columbia (s.), Manitoba (s.), Saskatchewan]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana (n.), Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (n.), Pennsylvania (n.), Rhode Island, Vermont]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois (n.), Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska (e.), North Dakota (e. & n.), South Dakota (e.), Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Idaho (n.), Montana (n.w.), Washington (n.)]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [District of Columbia, Virginia (n.)]


  1. Crow, G. E. & C. B. Hellquist Aquatic and wetland plants of northeastern North America, 2 vol. 2000 (Aquat NE NAmer)
  2. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  3. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae). 2002 (L Araceae)
  4. Wetter, M. A. et al. WISFLORA: Wisconsin vascular plant species (on-line resource). (F Wisconsin)

Check other web resources for Acorus americanus (Raf.) Raf. :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 17 July 2018.