Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database

Fragaria vesca (Wood's Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry)



 Plantae Plants


 Tracheobionta Vascular plants


 Spermatophyta Seed plants


 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants


 Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons






 Rosaceae Rose family


 Fragaria L. strawberry


 Fragaria vesca L. woodland strawberry

This fine, deciduous strawberry has small, delicious fruit.

Light green, sharply toothed, clover-like leaves distinguish this plant.

With long runners, it spreads easily to make a nice ground cover.

Found in the wild in shaded sites from southern BC to California (USDA 5-9), it is more common on the west side of the Cascades than the east side.

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


The botanical painting above center source Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thome Flora von Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz 1885, Gera, Germany. Permission granted to use by Kurt Stueber under GFDL

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