Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

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

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

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

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fragaria virginiana ssp. virginiana   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-01-001:
Fragaria virginiana   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Strawberry


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_frvi_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0204g_24

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm080426_011

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm100427_013

April    Greenville County    SC

5 sepals interspersed and united with 5 similar but shorter & narrower bracts, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE sepals and bracts of Cinquefoil and Strawberry species

image of Fragaria virginiana

JK Marlow    jkm100427_023

April    Greenville County    SC

Each leaf has 3 obovate, dentate leaflets, each usually 1-2" long, per Wild Flowers of NC, 1st edition.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Fragaria and Potentilla

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JK Marlow    jkm100427_024

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm130424_691

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm130424_693

April    Greenville County    SC

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Keith Bradley    kab_f_virginiana_2199

April    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Keith Bradley    kab_f_virginiana_2204

April    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Keith Bradley    kab_f_virginiana_2213

April    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmfvirginiensis_276

May        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_fragaria_virginiana_3

May        

5 white petals, almost orbicular or obovate, entire or emarginate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of Cinquefoil and Strawberry species

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Tim Spira    tpsfvirginiana

May        

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Ron Lance    rwl_frageria_virginiana

June    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

The strawberry (actually an enlarged receptacle) is dotted with achenes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm060721_005

July    Greenville County    SC