Definition of Myrtle flag
1. Noun. Perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots.
Group relationships: Acorus, Genus Acorus
Terms within: Calamus
Terms within: Calamus Oil
Generic synonyms: Bog Plant, Marsh Plant, Swamp Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrtle Flag
Literary usage of Myrtle flag
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"The plant is propagated by its large rootstocks, which furnish the drug Calamus. Interior of stalk sweet. Myrtle- flag, -sedge or -grass. Sweet-myrtle. ..."
2. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"myrtle flag (With. ed. iL), Myrtle-grass (Treas. Bot.), or Myrtle Sedge (Pratt). Book-names for Acorus Calamus, L., in allusion to its scent. Myrtle Spurge. ..."
3. Nantucket Wild Flowers by Alice Owen Albertson (1921)
"... Myrtle-grass, Sweet Root, Myrtle-flag. Sedge-root, Acorus: ancient name of an unknown meaning, from Pliny. Calamus: from Greek meaning a reed. ..."