Edmonton Native Plant Society
native plant stewards
Native Plants - F
Fragaria vesca
Woodland Strawberry
Rose family - Rosaceae

A very similar species to the Wild Strawberry, except that its prefered habitat
is shaded and semi-shaded areas.
It has slightly wider leaves with more prominant notches on the leaves,
and the upper leaf surface is hairy. The berries are edible.
Woodland Strawberries make a great groundcover for a moist shady area.

Bloom time: May, June
Height: 10 - 15 cm (4 - 6")
Semi-shade or shade.

Fragaria virginiana
Wild Strawberry
Rose family - Rosaceae

Coarsely toothed leaves, the upper notch is lower than the ones on either side. Small white flowers in spring, followed by edible berries. Found in open woodlands, moister grasslands.

Bloom time: May, June
Height: 10 - 15 cm (4 - 6")
Sun to shade.