Fragaria virginiana / Virginia Strawberry
Our native wild strawberry is a tough little plant, found in a wide variety of habitats – dry woods, edges, and meadows. The small fruits are purely delicious, and a joy to pick from garden or trailside. Spreads to form a colonial groundcover in good conditions. The leaf tea is soothing and nutritious, a gentle remedy for diarrhea and stomach upsets.
Larval host for Grizzled Skipper.
Read more about distinguishing Wild Strawberry from non-native look-alikes on our blog.
Height: <6″ Blooms: April – May Fruit: May – June
Siting: Well-drained, sun to part shade
Deer Resistance: High