Fragaria vesca, Wild Woodland Strawberry

Woodland Strawberry flower

Woodland Strawberry fruit

Although this wild strawberry of woodlands doesn't taste as sweet you might wish, it is an important species in Minnesota woodlands. Attractive leaves, flowers, and red fruit will stimulate our senses in nearly all Minnesota counties barring those of the southwestern prairie. Grow alongside Woodland Geranium, Sweet Cicely, various sedge, Bottlebrush Grass, Silky Wild Rye, Lady Fern, Poke Milkweed, False Solomon's Seal, Large-flowered Bellwort, Canada Mayflower, and more.

Blooms: white with yellow center, late April into June 

Height: 6 to 12 inches

Conditions: shade to pt shade, moist-medium to medium soils 

Woodland Strawberry coming up through the woodland litter, early spring.