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Related to Comptonia: Comptonia peregrina, sweet fern
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Noun1.Comptonia - one species: sweet fern
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Myricaceae, Myricaceae, wax-myrtle family - constituting the order Myricales
Comptonia asplenifolia, Comptonia peregrina, sweet fern - deciduous shrub of eastern North America with sweet scented fernlike leaves and tiny white flowers
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State-listed endangered Comptonia peregrina (sweet fern), Hypericum adpressum (shore Saint John's-wort), Polygonum careyi (Carey's smartweed), Rubus setosus (bristly blackberry), Sisyrinchium atlanticum (eastern blue-eyed grass), and Viola primulifolia (primrose violet) were observed.
5 -- Comptonia peregrina (sweet fern) * (T) -- -- -- Conyza canadensis (horseweed) * 2.
A comparative chemical composition of the essential oils of Myrica gale and Comptonia peregrina.