BCP/Comptonia peregrina


Comptonia peregrina

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Profile for Comptonia peregrina (Sweetfern)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers:The flowers are imperfect, meaning that no one flower has both gender parts.
Foliage:The leaves of the plant are linear to lanceolate, 3-15 cm long and 0.3-3 cm broad, with a modified dentate, pinnately lobed margin.
Scent:Leaves give off a sweet odor, especially when crushed.
Fruit:Nut encased in a burr.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Similar Plants:Often mistaken for a fern.
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Regional data:
New Hampshire: April, June

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This page is a profile for the plant species Comptonia peregrina, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see Bloom clock project/How to Contribute for orientation.