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

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Fragaria virginiana Native Range Map

Larval Host Plant (butterflies):
Appalachian Grizzled Skipper

Larval Host Plant (moths):
Blackberry Looper
Filament Bearer
Purple-lined Sallow

Additional information


Quart, Cube, Quart