Fragaria vesca

Woodland strawberry


Plant Type: Perennial
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Naturalize, Occasional, Regular
Height X Width: 1' X 5'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
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Description

This little wild strawberry is one of a handful of California native plants with a wide distribution in the northern hemisphere. It favors mountainous sites where it will form an expanding patch of compound leaves with three dark green pleated leaflets. The spring flowers are white with yellow centers. These develop into small edible strawberries. The woodland strawberry can adapt to dry conditions but responds well to additional water. When happy, it will send out little tendrils punctuated every few inches with little plantlets that will root in moist soil. It tends to hug the ground, and will not generally grow over other plants, despite its vine-like tendencies. Partial shade with occasional to regular water seems to give the best results.

Characteristics

Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen