Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Fragaria chiloensis (Coastal Strawberry)

 

Kingdom

 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

 Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

 Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

 Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons

Subclass

 Rosidae

Order

 Rosales

Family

 Rosaceae Rose family

Genus

 Fragaria L. strawberry

Species

 Fragaria chiloensis (L.) Mill. beach strawberry

A superb evergreen ground cover, Coastal Strawberry does well in sun or partial shade.

True to its name, this strawberry is native to beach areas and other inhospitable growing sites from Alaska to Chile and in Hawaii as well (USDA 7-10).

It spreads by runners to forms low, compact mats, 6 - 12" high.

The leaves are leathery with red tints in winter.

Large white flowers in the spring are followed by delectable berries that put store-bought berries to shame!

For a short comparison of northwest native strawberries, click here.

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