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Wild Strawberry Fragaria virginiana
Rose Rosaceae family

Leaves: 3 Leaflets are egg-shaped and coarsely toothed, on a slender, hairy stalk.

Flower is white, with 5 round petals, 1/2 - 1" wide. Flowers are usually not higher than the leaves. They grow on a seperate stalk.

Fruit is red, juicy, edible, ovoid shape, with very small seeds embedded in the fruit.

Form/habitat: Wild strawberry grows in fields and drier places along the roads in much of our area.

Plants are 3-6" high, and spread by runners.

Flowers bloom in May, with fruits ripening in summer.

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