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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Fragaria vesca L.
Woodland strawberry, California strawberry, Wood strawberry
USDA Symbol: frve
Wood Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) has seed-like fruit on the surface, not embedded, and sepals that point backwards.
The Woodland Strawberry is a member of the rose family (family Rosaceae) which includes herbs, shrubs, and trees with mostly prickly stems. There are about 100 genera and 3,000 species in this worldwide family. Apples, pears, quinces, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots, loquats, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries are important fruits. Roses, Cotoneaster, Firethorn, Mountain Ash, Spirea, and Hawthorns are common ornamentals.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WY Canada: BC
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
BenefitUse Food: Strawberries edible.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2012-07-18
Research By: TWC Staff