Fragaria species

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Scientific Name Fragaria vesca USDA PLANTS Symbol
FRVE
Common Name Woodland Stawberry ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
24643
Family Rosaceae (Rose) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine. Dry sunny areas in meadows, on hillsides and edges of forests.
Plant: Perennial to 8 inches tall, long runners and hairy stems.
Leaves: Shiny, dark green, compound basal leaves with three leaflets each about 2 inches long, sharply toothed edges. Darker-green leaves and deeper teeth distinguish F. vesca from F. virginiana.
Inflorescence: Flowers 3/4-inch across with 5 rounded petals, conspicuous, pointed bracts.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G. K. Guennel and www.swcoloradowildflowers.com.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Fragaria virginiana ssp. glauca USDA PLANTS Symbol
FRVIG2
Common Name Wild Stawberry, Virginia Strawberry ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
24641
Family Rosaceae (Rose) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine. Meadows, openings.
Plant: Perennial up to 4 inches high, long red runners and hairy stems.
Leaves: Compound leaves with three leaflets each about 1-1/2 inches long, toothed edges, bluish-green beneath. Bluish- green leaves and shallower teeth distinguish F. virginiana from F. vesca.
Inflorescence: White flowers on long hairy stems, each about 1 inch across with 5 rounded petals. Sepals are reflexed (turned back).
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G. K. Guennel and www.swcoloradowildflowers.com
Colorado Status
Native



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