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Woodland Strawberry
Fragaria vesca

Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) Other common names: Hedge Strawberry, Wood Strawberry

French names: Fraisier des bois

Family: Rose Family (Rosaceae)

Group: Strawberries

Similar species:
  •   Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) - Flowers at or below the leaves; terminal teeth small; leaflets have stems.

Flowers: Spring;  White;  5 parts (petals);  Flowers usually well above the leaves.

Leaves: Compound, Toothed;  Terminal tooth of leaflets is equal to or larger than the adjacent teeth. Leaflets don't have stems (petioles).

Height: 5-15 cm (1-5 in)

Fruit/Seeds: Seeds are on the surface of the fruit, not in deperssions.

Habitat: Forests, Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 184   

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 11 photographs available, of which 2 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) plant

The white flower of Woodland Strawberry.

Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) plants
Photograph by Graham Buck

Range map for Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)