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Waldsteinia fragarioides (Appalachian barren strawberry)
Bruso, George H.

Waldsteinia fragarioides

Waldsteinia fragarioides (Michx.) Tratt.

Appalachian barren strawberry, Barren Strawberry

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: wafr

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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

 

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 , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
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: Dry , Moist

Benefit

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

Propagation

Propagation Material: Clump Division , Seeds

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From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA
American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, The - Valhalla, NY

Bibliography

Bibref 928 - 100 easy-to-grow native plants for Canadian gardens (2005) Johnson, L.; A. Leyerle
Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Waldsteinia fragarioides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Waldsteinia fragarioides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Waldsteinia fragarioides

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-08-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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