Virginia Strawberry. Fragaria virginiana Duchesne.

Figure 112.—Virginia strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

Other Common Names

Scarlet strawberry.

Habitat And Range

This wild form of strawberry is found in dry soils from Newfoundland to South Dakota, Florida, and Oklahoma.

Description

The Virginia strawberry is a small, rather stout, dark-green, hairy herb growing from a thick rootstock which sends out long, stout runners. The leaves, consisting of three thick, broadly oval, toothed leaflets, grow directly from the rootstock, the leaf stems being erect and from 2 to 6 inches long. The flowers and fruit bear much resemblance to the cultivated strawberry, but the fruit is much smaller.

Part Used

The leaves.