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Fragaria virginiana

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
frah-GAR-ee-ah vir-jin-ee-AN-uh
Description

Spreads by runners; edible fruit. May be used as erosion control on slopes.

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Fragaria support the following specialized bee: Andrena (Micrandrena) melanochroa.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#bees#wildlife plant#nectar plant#specialized bees#NC native#pollinator plant#edible garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#wildlife plant#nectar plant#specialized bees#NC native#pollinator plant#edible garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Fragaria
    Species:
    virginiana
    Family:
    Rosacea
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    East Canada to North & East U.S.A. and N. Mexico
    Wildlife Value:
    Members of the genus Fragaria support the following specialized bee: Andrena (Micrandrena) melanochroa.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Five round, white petals in a flat cluster;
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Velvety
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Three obovate, dentate, coarsely toothed leaflets on a slender stalk; 1-2 in. long; hairy
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees