Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Fragaria virginiana   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fragaria virginiana ssp. virginiana   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-01-001:
Fragaria virginiana   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Fragaria virginiana var. virginiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Strawberry


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Look for it in grasslands, roadsides, pastures, woodlands, grassy balds, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

 

full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Ternately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Red
Aggregate of achenes

 

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Fragaria virginiana   FAMILY Rosaceae

Wild Strawberry