Fragaria vesca

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Fragaria vesca
Fragaria vesca
Fragaria vesca

Species Name: Fragaria vesca
Common Name: Wood strawberry

Low groundcover for shady areas and under oaks. Plant among pavers in a patio. Likes regular water but can become quite drought-tolerant. Small, tasty fruit if you can get it before the birds do. Tolerates clay soil.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 4 - 6 in. H x spreading
Growth Habit: Rosette, spreading by stolons
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Occasional to regular
Cold Hardy to: 6,000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Peninsular Ranges and Baja California, North to Cascade Ranges, eastern North America, and Europe
Natural Habitat: Forests

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.