A native that has been around for about 50 million years.
VanDusen Botanical Gardens - Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Burr-like fruit on Comptonia in July, in Maine, USA
Sweet-fern in Maine, U.S.A., July 1998
Comptonia in a garden setting.
Sweet-fern in New Hampshire
A plant at Tyler Arboretum in se PA in June 2012 near the big pond in a low area
A shot I took in late April 2012 at Tyler Arboretum in se PA
Sweetfern bare in March 2013 at Jenkins Arboretum in se PA
Sweetfern catkins in late pril of 2015 at jenkins Arboretum in se PA
a good mass at Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, PA, in June 2016
a wild specimen at Bear Creek Preserve near Wilkes Barre, PA in September 2016