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sweet fern

sweet fern, common name for several plants belonging to different botanical divisions. One is a shrub of the family Myricaceae ( bayberry family) in the division Magnoliophyta others are plants of the genus Dryopteris in the division Polypodiophyta ( ferns ).

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