Comptonia peregrina (L.) J. M. Coult.
Common Name: SWEETFERN
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

Sandy plains and hills, usually in open savanna of oak, aspen, and/or jack pine; especially conspicuous and abundant on sandy, cutover pinelands in northern Michigan. Becoming rare and local in southern Michigan. 

This species is sometimes included in Myrica, as Myrica peregrina (L.) Kuntze.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clare County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lake County
Luce County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1704.