Wood Strawberry
Fragaria vesca
Family Rosaceae

* Leaves hairy, pointed, with 3 coarse-toothed leaflets on a slender, running stalk.
* Flowers white, with 5 round petals.
* Fruits red, conical, with seeds on the surface.
* Height: 3-6".

Natural History:
* Flowers May - August.
* Fruits soon after flowering.
* Habitat: Rocky woods.
* Range: Canada and the northeastern United States.
* Introduced from Europe.

* "This berry is the wonder of all the fruits growing naturaly (sic) in those parts: It is of it self excellent: so that one of the chiefest doctors of England was wont to say, that God could have made, but God never did make, a better berry...the Indians buise them in a mortar, and mix them with meal and make Strawberry bread."
-Roger Williams, governor of the Rhode Island colony, 1643


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008