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Fragaria bracteata - Heller.

Common Name Woodland Strawberry
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist woods, stream banks and sandy meadows[60].
Range Western N. America - British Columbia to California.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Fragaria bracteata Woodland Strawberry


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Fragaria bracteata Woodland Strawberry

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Fragaria bracteata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in flower from April to May, and the seeds ripen from June to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

F. vesca bracteata. F. vesca crinita.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses: Tea.

Fruit - raw[105, 118, 161]. Sweet and succulent, they are eaten as a delicacy[257, K]. The leaves are a tea substitute[118, 257].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers a fertile, well-drained, moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[200]. Tolerates semi-shade though fruit production will be reduced. There is some doubts over the validity of this name. It is probably best included as part of F. vesca[60]. Plants like a mulch of pine or spruce leaves, appreciating the acid conditions.

Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. The seed can take 4 weeks or more to germinate. The seedlings are very small and slow-growing at first, but then grow rapidly. Prick them out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out during the summer. Division of runners, preferably done in July/August in order to allow the plants to become established for the following years crop[200]. They can also be moved in the following spring if required, though should not then be allowed to fruit in their first year. The runners can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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