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Strawberry, Virginia Wild

Scientific Name: Fragaria virginiana

Family: Rosaceae

Height: 0.25-0.75 ft

Spread: 1-2 ft.

Bloom Time: April- May; Fruit in June

Native Range: North America

Ecological Value: Nectar source for bees and butterflies. Berries eaten by birds and mammals.

Human Value: Strawberries are reported to be the sweetest available. Leaves and stems can be brewed as a tea.

Jacke in Edible Forest Gardens listed wild strawberry as a moderately successful ground cover, but I have found that it does not compete well with creeping Charlie. As of 2020 (4 years of growth), I have yet to harvest a single strawberry.

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