Scientific Name: Fragaria virginiana
Family Name: Rosaceae
Bloom Period: Spring
Life Span: Perennial
Height: Up to 4-7 inches tall
Habitat: Widespread and common at low to subalpine elevations in dry and moist forests, openings and disturbed areas.
Leaf Description: Blueish green, on long stalks arising directly from the rootstock, divided into 3 leaflets with toothed edges, hairless above but hair below.
Flower and Petal Description: White-colored; 2-15 in opened clusters on stems that are shorter than the surrounding leaves.
Stem Description: Several trailing weakly hairy stems.
Fruit Description: Small red strawberries.
Medicinal Uses: Edible fruits; are juicy, delicious, and much richer in flavor than the domestic species.
This flower is native to the area.