Scientific Name: Fragaria virginiana
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.