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Barren Strawberry Waldsteinia fragarioides

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Barren Strawberry:

Previously known as:

  • Geum fragarioides
Phonetic Spelling
wald-STINE-ee-uh fray-gare-ee-OY-deez
Description

Barren Strawberry is perennial, evergreen wildflower that can be used as groundcover and is native to Eastern Canada and United States. It can be found naturally in forests and streambanks. Small yellow flowers grow where there are woods, thickets, and clearings. Endangered in parts of its' range.  

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Tags:
#evergreen#NC native#creeping#stolon#native garden#groundcover#native wildflower#wildflower garden#bird friendly#mammals#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#NC native#creeping#stolon#native garden#groundcover#native wildflower#wildflower garden#bird friendly#mammals#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Waldsteinia
    Species:
    fragarioides
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 3 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 1 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Wildflower
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are available March-June.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Yellow flowers on a leafless stalk; five petals and sepals. Flowers bloom March-May.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Long-stalked evergreen leaf with three 1-2 in. wedge-shaped, toothed leaflets
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds