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Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala

Fragaria virginiana Duchesne ssp. platypetala (Rydb.) Staudt

Virginia Strawberry, Western Alpine Strawberry

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Fragaria platypetala, Fragaria platypetala var. sibbaldifolia, Fragaria sibbaldifolia, Fragaria suksdorfii, Fragaria truncata, Fragaria virginiana var. platypetala

USDA Symbol: FRVIP2

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

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.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: 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.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Damp soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Propagation

Description: 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

Additional resources

USDA: Find Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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