Northern Bushcraft

Sweetflag

  • rhizome is edible raw.
  • rhizome can be made tender by prolonged boiling.
  • rhizome is best when peeled and cooked, either by boiling or roasting.
  • central core of young shoots is edible raw.
  • young spadix is edible raw.
  • plant is an effective insect repellent.
  • the variety in British Columbia is American sweetflag (Acorus americanus).
  • grows in marshes, quiet water, and wet, open areas.
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