Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Fragaria vesca (Wood's Strawberry, Woodland 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 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

 
Photo above, left by Foolip. Photo above, right taken at Elwha River Trail in Olympic National Park by Walter Siegmund
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