Greetings! Last summer I took a tour of Garden in the Woods, in Massachusetts, in which they pointed out a plant by the common name of "fragrant fern". ItÂs a deciduous shrub with finger-length, olive-green leaves that are shaped a bit like fern fronds. I donÂt think the plant is actually a fern. Since then, IÂve spotted it about in sunny, dry fields Â it grows in stands that are about knee-high, and in the autumn the leaves turned a plain brown before falling off. The leaf has a lovely smell when crushed.
I would like to plant some of this in my yard, but I canÂt find any information on it because I canÂt seem to find the scientific name anywhere. Searches of the name "fragrant fern" have only yielded other plants.
Is anyone here familiar with this plant? Does it perhaps have another common name that is more well-known?
Thanks. . .