Native SpeciesSweetfern

Comptonia peregrina
FOUND by The Samsquanches
2017-10-03
Raymond
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Quality checked by Weare SNATCHers
Peer reviewed by Lakeflob
Field Notes
We ran into just one problem when we found the plant. There was a prickly plant around it, so when we were trying to take pictures it was kind of a challenge. In the same case, we were glad that we found it. After looking everywhere and only finding two ferns that weren't a sweet fern, we lost faith of ever finding it. Then, out of no where it was right in front of us. There was multiple plants around it, so I can see why we didn't see it in first glance.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves were alternate, simple, lobed, and lobate. Which are the description of sweet fern leaves. The leaves are also darkish green with no colors mixed in with it other then the veins being a little lighter green.
Photo of my evidence.
The stem showed little bulbs on it and were greenish-brown. There was also little hairs.
Photo of my evidence.
The average leaf is a little longer than a finger so around 4 to 5 inches.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Comptonia peregrina
Common name:
Sweetfern
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.935708 °
Longitude: 
W -70.447962 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Field
Trip Information
Name:
Frog Pond
Trip date: 
Tue, 2017-10-03 14:19
Town or city: 
Raymond
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
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