Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) in the Strawberries Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 4-7 inches
Plant Spread: 4-7 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Evergreen
Broadleaf
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: Fe (Iron)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Tolerates foot traffic
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: Sow at -4 to +4°C (24-39°F) for 12 weeks, move to 20°C (68°F) for germination.
Days to germinate: erratic, can take up to 26 weeks
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees

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ATP Podcast #15: Edible Wild PlantsATP Podcast #15: Edible Wild Plants
April 24, 2013

In this episode, Dave and Trish talk about their favorite wild edible plants, the kinds of plants you might come across as you walk through the woods. Many of the plants on this list are sure to surprise you!

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 28, 2013 4:20 AM

This is one of the parent plants for the cultivated hybrid strawberry. The root system forms a symbiotic relationship with certain bacteria in the soil.

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