sweet fern

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Related to sweet fern: Comptonia peregrina, sheep laurel
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Synonyms for sweet fern

mat-forming lithophytic or terrestrial fern with creeping rootstocks and large pinnatifid fronds found throughout North America and Europe and Africa and east Asia

deciduous shrub of eastern North America with sweet scented fernlike leaves and tiny white flowers

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The five study sites were in Pembroke Township, Kankakee County, Illinois; site 1) Pembroke Savanna Nature Preserve (41.0740[degrees]N, 87.6422[degrees]W), 2) Leesville East Natural Area (41.0112[degrees]N, 87.5369[degrees]W), 3) Sweet Fern Land and Water Reserve (41.0756[degrees]N, 87.5957[degrees]W), 4) Mskoda Land and Water Reserve (41.0790[degrees]N, 87.6570[degrees]W), 5) Bentley/Crawford-Jordon Natural Area (41.0885[degrees]N, 87.5645[degrees]W).
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.
From Primrose, Dandelion, Sweet Fern, Squash Blossom, Blue Eye, and Butter-cup to Cowslip, Plantain, Periwinkle, Huckleberry, Milkweed, and Clover, these floral names symbolize the children's wholesome, thriving connection to Tanglewood's domestic domain and the healthy cultivation from which they obviously benefit in this hortus conclusus.
Mi'kmaq Haiku: Kejimkoojik/cliffs old sweet fern petroglyph/still keeping us calm.
ALL-GIRL duo Sweet Fern pay their first visit to the Lonestar Country & Western Club in Coventry next week.
Also sweet fern (Comptonia asplenifolia) has an ingredient which seems to act on the poison ivy oil and lessens its effect.
The breeze blows wonderful scents--pine, dew-covered earth, and the strong, deep, heady smell of sweet fern. As I start to gather leaves, I find deer tracks and figure that the deer must come down here at night, after the construction crew has left and all is quiet, to stand like I do now, looking at all the changes.
The area is being replanted with a variety of wetland flowers, such as blue wood aster and trailing arbutus, and native wetland shrubs, such as sweet fern, buttonbush, speckled alder, sweet gale and swamp rose.