Is it unusual for strawberry plants to have four leaves?


Four leaf strawberry plantNot really an important question, but one of my strawberry plants has four leaves instead of three. I was wondering if this was unusual like a 4-leaf clover? I wasn’t able to find anything useful about how common this might be online.


Donna Coffin, Extension Professor

Strawberries “typically” have three leaflets on each leaf petiole, but as you found, they can have more. I don’t know how often this happens, although I have seen it in plants before.