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Wild Strawberry

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Fragaria virginiana, Wild Strawberry

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Fragaria virginiana

Flower Description:

Clusters of white flowers, usually several blooming at a time and sometimes nodding, at the end of a stem usually shorter than the height of surrounding leaves. Flowers are 1/2 to 3/4″ wide with 5 round to oval petals, about 20 yellow stamens surrounding a yellowish center, and 5 sharply pointed sepals as long as or shorter than the petals.

Season BloomApril - June
HabitatPart shade, sun; dry open fields, woodland edges, along railroads, roadsides
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are basal and palmately compound in groups of 3. Leaflets are 1 to 1 1/2" long, 3/4 to 1" wide, oval to wedge-shaped rounded at the tip end, coarsely toothed, softly veined, generally finely hairy throughout, the central leaflet on a short stalk, the compound leaf on a long hairy stem.
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun
LocationRain Garden, Woodland