Myricaceae Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult.

Sweet Fern

Ojibwa - Food, Preservative

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1932, Ethnobotany of the Ojibwe Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 4:327-525, page 420

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Scientific name: Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult.
USDA symbol: COPE80 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sweet Fern
Family: Myricaceae
Family (APG): Myricaceae
Native American Tribe: Ojibwa
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Preservative
Notes: Leaves used to line buckets when picking blueberries and cover them to prevent spoiling.

RECRD: 167 id: 10542