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Woodland Strawberry, California Strawberry
Scientific Name: Fragaria vesca L.
Family: Rosaceae
Woodland Strawberry, California Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
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Fragaria vesca, Bilder ur Nordens Flora, courtesy of Project Runeberg
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 6-10

Sun Exposure: Shade to part shade

Origin: North America, Eurasia

Growth Habits: Evergreen perennial, 2 to 8 inches tall (5-20 cm); leaves with 3 leaflets, with serrated margins

Watering Needs: Low water use in colder climates

Propagation: Seeds, runners

The California Strawberry is often considered a subspecies of the widely spread and quite variable species.
The fruit is considered a delicacy, and the roots and leaves are used medicinally.
Fragaria vesca, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 260. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.

Blooming Habits:
White flowers, 0.6 inch in diameter (15 mm), followed by the characteristic fruit, 0.3 to 0.5 inch in diameter (7-12 mm).

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