Whitefish Dunes Wisc photo by J Mayer
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Whitefish Dunes Wisc photo by J Mayer

Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

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Small white blossoms open on this low-growing leafy plant. Wild strawberry filled in well in the first year from plug material, as plants spread with runners throughout the growing season. It bloomed in the second half of May. The plant bears small strawberries in June that are edible.

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade

Moisture: Moist

Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay

Height: 0.5-1' tall

Bloom Time: April-May

Color: White

Deer Resistant: Yes

Uses: Naturalization, Pollinators, Groundcover, Edible Fruit, Rain garden, Fall Color

MSU Plant Facts

Wildflower.org Plant Profile
USDA Plant Profile