Comptonia

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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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For those into needle arts, Chris Laliberte will be spinning fleece into yarn at the Sassawanna Alpacas, which is new to Farm Day this year, and at Sweetfern Farm, Kate Gervais will be hosting a Knit-in, in honor of national Knit-in Day.
Along the trail you will find the rare black ash, its wood used to make baskets; the Yellow birch flowers, which is used to make tea; Wild Sarsaparilla with the root used to make tea for an all-purpose medicine; Sweetfern, with the leaves and twigs used to make tea and poultices for the treatment of poison ivy rash and other external sores.
sandy roadside, Liebert Natural Area, 26 Jul 2002, DTBusemeyer & LRPhillippe 1018 (ILLS); edge of black oak sand savanna, Sweetfern Natural Area, 9 Aug 2002, P.