Fragaria virginiana (Wild strawberry)

$5.00

Type: Forb

Area: Prairie

Height: 3″ to 6″

Bloom Months: April, May, June

Color: White

Sun: Part to Full sun

Moisture: Dry

Soil:  Loam, Sand

Host: Caterpillars of the Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus centaurae wyandot) and Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus) feed on this plant

Attracts/Benefits: Birds, Pollinators, high ecological value to wildlife

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery, Sharon Yiesla

25 in stock

SKU: 927 Category:

Description

Description from Possibility Place: Wild Strawberries will grow pretty much anywhere- just make sure you are looking to fill in some space!  It is an excellent ground cover with attractive foliage and abundant flowers.  Although slightly smaller and a bit less sweet than typical market strawberries, the fruit of this plant is still quite delicious.  Extra watering during active growing periods in spring and early summer will increase chances of fruit set.  The flowers attract a wide range of butterflies, moths, bees and other pollinators, and the fruit is a food source for many birds, squirrels, rabbits, and even turtles!

Click here for more information: https://www.possibilityplace.com/our-plants/fragaria-virginiana

Click here for the native pollinators that feed on Fragaria virginiana.

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