Fragaria virginiana
wild strawberry

Fragaria virginiana
Fragaria virginiana
Photo, Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Fragaria virginiana
Common name: wild strawberry
Group: dicot
Family: Rosaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 3-6"
Foliage: three parted, toothed leaves
Flower: white, small, 5 petaled
Flowering time: April to June
Habitat: fields, wood margins, roadside
Range in New Jersey: throughout
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. Spreads by stolons. Found in well-drained soils. Cultivated strawberries were bred from a hybrid of this and another strawberry species, from Chile.