Wild Strawberry

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Virginia Strawberry

Wild Strawberry is better known for its tiny, very flavorful red fruit which ripen in early summer. The low-lying plant is only 4-7 in tall with clusters of 3 dark-green, serrated leaflets. The small white flowers have 5 petals around a centre of yellow stamens.

Wild Strawberry can be found in grasslands and open forested areas throughout North America. It can often be found in patches as it spreads by sending out runners to form new plants.

Did you know? The small seeds on the surface of the strawberry are the actual fruit. The red berry is just a receptacle for the seeds.

See Also: Bearberry, Blackberry, Chokecherry, Elderberry, Highbush Cranberry, Huckleberry, Oregon Grape, Saskatoon Berry, Silver Buffaloberry, Snowberry, Thimbleberry