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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
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

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


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


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

Last Update: 2014-10-20