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Fragaria virginiana

Common Name(s):
Wild strawberry
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

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.

Season:
Spring, fall
Height:
4-7 inches
Foliage:
Three obovate, dentate, coarsely toothed leaflets on a slender stalk; 1-2 in. long; hairy
Flower:
Five round, white petals in a flat cluster; sweet, fleshy, red fruit
Site:
Old fields, woodland borders, cleared areas
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
nectar, bees, edible, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2578

Fragaria virginiana Fragaria virginiana
Joshua Mayer, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Fragaria virginiana Fragaria virginiana bloom
Matt Lavin, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Fragaria virginiana Fragaria virginiana fruit
JPC Raleigh, CC BY-NC-2.0