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Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala (Rydb.) Staudt
Virginia strawberry, Western alpine strawberry
Synonyms: Fragaria platypetala
USDA Symbol: FRVIP2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A flat perennial from a woody rootstock with gray, three-parted leaves. The flowering stalk grows to 4 in. high and bears several white, five-petaled flowers followed by the strawberry fruit.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY Native Distribution:
High elevations from AK to Tulare Co., CA, e. to w. MT & UT Native Habitat:
Damp mt. banks & woods; 4000-10,500 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Damp soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: The easiest method of increase is to use offset plants produced by the numerous runners. Seeds may be sown.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary, although 2 1/2-3 months stratification may hasten germination.
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff