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Strawberries Group

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The two species that cause the most confusion are Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) and Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca). The following will help, but you shouldn't rely on just one characteristic to ID the species.

Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana):
  • The terminal tooth of the leaves is much smaller than the ones beside it.
  • The leaflets have stems (petioles).
  • Flowers at about the same level as the leaves.
  • Seeds are sunken in deperssions of the surface of the fruit.
Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca):
  • Terminal tooth of leaflets is equal to or larger than the adjacent teeth.
  • Leaflets don't have stems (petioles).
  • Flowers usually well above the leaves.
  • Seeds are on the surface of the fruit, not in deperssions.
To see all  Strawberries  in order by Common Name     START HERE