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Wild strawberry

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  • Native Plants,
  • Annuals, perennials and bulbs
Fragaria virginiana
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Stéphane Bailleul)

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Botany

Origin and description

Perennial native to Québec. This species produces small very sweet strawberries. It makes a lovely ground cover in slightly acidic sandy soils.

Height: 5 to 15 cm
Width: 20 cm
Blooms: white, in May-June
Fruiting: red, in June, edible
Attractions for wildlife: attracts birds, pollinators and butterflies

Common name

Wild strawberry

Latin name (genus)

Fragaria virginiana

French common name

Botanical family

  • Rosaceae
Horticulture

Growing conditions

Exposure: sun, semi-shade
Soil type : dry or fresh, light, acidic.

Hardiness

  • Zone 3

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