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Common name

English: Sweet Fern

German: Farnmyrte

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2603)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2502)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2116)

      Order: Myricales (6)

        Family: Myricaceae (6)(family description)

          Genus: Comptonia (1)

            Epithet: peregrina (L.) Coult. (2)

Synonyms: Myrica aspleniifolia L., Myrica peregrina (L.) Kuntze

aspleniifolia => leaves resembling the genus Asplenium

peregrina => strange, foreign

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

External links

Check for Comptonia peregrina at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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