Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.
Scientific name: Fragaria virginiana Duchesne
Common name(s): Virginia strawberry, wild strawberry, common strawberry
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– generally flowers spring to June in Maine
– fruits June, July
-Stout crown formed at ground level
- leaf stalks 2″-6″ long,
- three oval serrated leaflets.
- 5 petaled
- 1/2″-1″ wide usually no taller than leaves.
-Fruit is red, round and juicy with seeds deeply embedded in the flesh.
– three subspecies, and also may be confused with F. vesca; see Go Botany webpage
-meadows and fields
Haines, A., Farnsworth, E., Morrison, G., & New England Wild Flower Society. (2011). New England Wildflower Society’s Flora Novae Angliae: A manual for the identification of native and naturalized higher vascular plants of New England. Framingham, MA: New England Wild Flower Society. p. 789.
Hansen, R.W., S.B. Hansen and E.A. Osgood. 1991. Reproductive phenologies of selected flowering plants in eastern Maine forests. ME Agric. Exp. Station Tech. Bull. 143. 17 pp.
Anderson, Kat M. “Plant GuidePlant Materials Plant Fact Sheet/Guide Coordination Page National Plant Data Center MOUNTAIN STRAWBERRYFragaria Virginiana Duchesne.” Plant Guide, USDA NRCS, 2006, plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_frvi.pdf.