Sweet Fern

Tyng Mansion Dendrology Tour

Sweet Fern

Tyngsborough, Massachusetts 01879, United States

Created By: Unity College


Sweet Fern ~ Comptonia peregrina

This species was located near a sandy patch of land a little deeper in the woods. it's easy to find them by following the orange trail marker down the trails by the disc golf course. I wanted to point this species out to note the importance of the scientific name regarding taxonomy. Also since it's a part of the bayberry family (family Myricaceae), it is technically not a fern. This species also stuck out to me because of its catkins

This point of interest is part of the tour: Tyng Mansion Dendrology Tour


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