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Waldsteinia fragarioides


Appalachian barren strawberry, Barren Strawberry


Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Waldsteinia fragarioides (Appalachian barren strawberry)
Bruso, George H.
A low, strawberry-like plant with evergreen, basal leaves and several yellow flowers on a leafless stalk.

Although this plant is strawberry-like, the flowers are yellow and the fruit is neither fleshy nor edible at maturity. Lobed Strawberry (W. lobata), found along riverbanks in Georgia and the Carolinas, has lobed and toothed leaves and narrow, yellow petal

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , GA , IL , IN , KY , ME , MD , MA , MI , MN , MO , NH , NJ , NY , NC , OH , PA , SC , TN , VT , VA , WV , WI
Canada: NB , ON , QC
Native Distribution: Ontario east to New Brunswick, south to Georgia, west to Tennessee and Arkansas, and north to Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Native Habitat: Woods, thickets, and clearings.

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Moist , Dry

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Woodland ground cover does well in dry conditions.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Last Update: 2012-08-06