Today’s featured plant is Wild Strawberry, Fragaria virginiana.
Wild Strawberry is also known as Virginia strawberry or common strawberry. It is related to the alpine strawberry, Fragaria alpina, the woodland strawberry, Fragaria vesca, and the coastal strawberry, Fragaria chiloensis. Fragaria virginiana and Fragaria chiloensis are the parent plants of the modern hybrid strawberry. The leaves are similar to the leaves of sulfur ciquefoil, Potentilla recta., and both are in the Rosaceae family, but they are not closely related….