Fragaria virginiana
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Hardiness Zone: 3-9 Height: Up to 1 feet; 0.3 metres Spread: 0.3-3.3 feet; 0.1-1 metres Sun: Full or partial sun Water: Medium Fruit: Small, edible, red, seed-covered fruits with a sweet-tart taste. Wildlife: The flowers attract and are cross-pollinated by various bee, fly, small butterfly, and skipper species. The foliage and fruits are an excellent source of food for many birds, insects, and small mammals making this plant very ecologically important. Bloom Colour: White Culture: Prefers moist to medium-dry, fertile soil containing clay or clay loam. Noteworthy Characteristics: Wild Strawberry has trifoliate basal leaves that are oval-shaped. The stems are slender, light to reddish green, and hairy. The flowers have 5 white, oval shaped petals that surround the yellow centers. The plants develop colonies by stolons. Garden Uses: Ground cover