A Dwarf Sweet Flag
Common names for this semi-aquatic plant are Dwarf Sedge, Japanese Rush, and Japanese Sweet Flag. The genus Acorus includes some species which are entheogens, but if there are any of these compounds in the pictured plant they are so minute that it would take an awful lot of the plant to produce them. Entheogenic plants such as Acorus Calumus are popularly called plants of the gods, as they are believed to serve as bridges between the physical and spiritual. It is illegal to sell food containing parts of Acorus Calumus in the United States. My Acorus gramineus " Licorice" ’ on the other hand, is used medicinally, to make tea, and to flavor rice. The leaves are aromatic and give off a lovely licorice scent when you brush against them. This plant is a joy to grow because it is hard to overwater, and because it looks so pretty with its dark green grass-like leaves and smells so nice in an enclosed space.
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