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Comptonia peregrina (Linnaeus) L'Héritier. Sweet-fern. Phen: Apr-May; Aug-Sep. Hab: Dry open woods and barrens, in the mountains on xeric ridges at low to medium elevations, usually in fire-maintained habitats, also in xeric and fire-maintained habitats on monadnocks in the upper Piedmont and in dry, sandy sites in the lower Piedmont and fall-line sandhills. Dist: NB, ON and MN, south to sc. and w. NC, w. SC, ne. GA, nc. TN, and IL.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, FNA3, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WV, Herbert (2005); > Comptonia peregrina (L.) J.M.Coult. var. asplenifolia (L.) Fernald – F, Elias (1971b); > Comptonia peregrina (L.) J.M.Coult. var. peregrina – F, Elias (1971b); > Myrica asplenifolia L. var. asplenifolia – G; > Myrica asplenifolia L. var. tomentosa (Chevall.) Gleason – G

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