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Stephanie E. Burnett, Bryan J. Peterson, and Marjorie Peronto

quickly in submist. For example, sweetfern ( Comptonia peregrina ) is challenging to propagate from stem cuttings. Although some growers propagate sweetfern from rhizomes, the technique is slow and it limits the number of plants available ( Griffith

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Jacob A. Griffith Gardner, Jessica D. Lubell, and Mark H. Brand

the intermittent mist. Pruned plants of C. peregrina ( Fig. 3 ) produced significantly more shoots (8.6) than unpruned plants (4.7; P = 0.0124). Table 1. Rooting percentage, root count, and shoot count, for cuttings of sweetfern treated with talc

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Bryan J. Peterson, Gregory J.R. Melcher, Ailish K. Scott, Rebecca A. Tkacs, and Andrew J. Chase

plant of the northeastern United States, sweetfern ( Comptonia peregrina ), have been increased by improved methods to propagate it commercially ( Gardner et al., 2019 ; Lubell and Brand, 2011 ). Phenology is an important factor for some species, such