Fragaria virginiana, known as wild or Virginia strawberry, offers small, sweet, red, edible strawberry fruits.
Fragaria virginiana, known as wild or Virginia strawberry, is native to BC and the rest of North America. It has attractive leaves comprised of three toothed leaflets, classic white flowers with yellow centres, and small, sweet, red, edible strawberry fruits. Use it as an edible ground cover. This species was crossed with F. chiloensis to create the modern strawberry, F. x ananassa. Photo: Wikipedia.
Common Name: Wild Strawberry
Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family)
Zone Hardiness: 2-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Height: under 4"
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Moist to dry fields, roadsides, meadows, grassy slopes, thickets, forest edges, and open forests from low elevations into the subalpine across much of Canada and the US.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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