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Bruso, George H.
Waldsteinia fragarioides (Michx.) Tratt.
Appalachian barren strawberry, Barren Strawberry
USDA Symbol: wafr
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
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
, 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. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsSoil Moisture: Dry , Moist
BenefitUse Ornamental: Woodland ground cover does well in dry conditions.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Clump Division , Seeds
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Possible ground covers under pine trees in Illinois
April 18, 2006
Have pine trees in front of house. No luck with the lawn around them....was told it's because of ground acidity. Any tips on how to get a lawn to grow there? If not, can you suggest some ground cover...
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Record Modified: 2012-08-06
Research By: TWC Staff