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Comptonia L'Héritier ex Aiton. Sweet-fern.

A monotypic genus, a shrub, of e. North America, known as fossils from a much broader area.

Ref: Bornstein (1997) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997); Herbert (2005); Kubitzki (1993a) In Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Comptonia peregrina, Chattahoochee National Forest, Rabun County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler | Comptonia peregrina source | Original Image ⭷