Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginica)


Sold in 4.5″ (1 qt) pots
Full sun to part shade
Soil Moisture: Dry to medium
Bloom time: May
Height x spread: 1-2 ft x 1-2 ft
Flower: Showy, fragrant, white
Tolerate/Resistance: Deer, Drought, Erosion
Attracts: Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, hummingbird moths

Wild Strawberry has a low profile of about 5 inches by 2 feet wide and spreads by runners, making it useful as a groundcover. It is a cool-season plant that grows actively during the spring and fall, but it often becomes dormant after setting fruit during the hot summer months. This plant is easy to cultivate and will spread to form a loose ground cover in open areas. The plant produces small, red edible fruit. It can also be used as erosion control holding soil on slopes.

Wild strawberry has a high ecological value to wildlife, including many types of bees, small butterflies, moths, and skippers. Some birds eat the fruits, including the Ring-necked Pheasant, Brown Thrasher, Eastern Towhee, Veery, and American Robin. Animals that eat the fruit or foliage include Opossums, Chipmunks, Eastern Box Turtles, Ornate Box Turtles, and Cottontail Rabbits.

Where to see it growing: Along the Madison County Transit Watershed Trail in Edwardsville, IL, Silver Creek Preserve in Mascoutah, IL, Patriot’s Park, Greenville, IL

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