Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Fragaria virginiana Duchesne image
Photographer: Margery Melgaard           

Botanical Illustration

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Marion Sheehan

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert R. Kowal
Family Rosaceae
Fragaria virginiana Duchesne
thick-leaved wild strawberry, Virginia strawberry, wild strawberry
Fragaria: from the Latin fraga, "strawberry," which derives from fragum, "fragrant," from the fragrance of the fruit
virginiana: of Virginia
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-6" tall forb; spreading by runners
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide; inflorescence of up to 12 flowers on stalks usually shorter than the leaves; blooms April-June
Fruit:red, edible, juicy; roundish berry; seeds deeply imbeddedfruit drawing
Leaf:basal, 3-parted, toothed; end tooth usually half as wide and shorter than the side teeth; leaflets stalked
Habitat: meadows, fields, woods, forests

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Fragaria list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text
Fragaria australis (Rydb.) Rydb.
Fragaria canadensis Michx.
Fragaria glauca (S.Watson) Rydb.
Fragaria grayana E.Vilm. ex J.Gay
Fragaria illinoensis W.R.Prince
Fragaria multicipita Fernald
Fragaria ovalis (Lehm.) Rydb.
Fragaria platypetala Rydb.
Fragaria platypetala Rydb. var. sibbaldifolia (Rydb.) Jeps.
Fragaria sibbaldifolia Rydb.
Fragaria suksdorfii Rydb.
Fragaria truncata Rydb.
Fragaria virginiana Duchesne f. maliflora Haynie
Fragaria virginiana Duchesne subsp. glauca (S.Watson) Staudt
Fragaria virginiana Duchesne subsp. grayana (E.Vilm. ex J.Gay) Staudt
Fragaria virginiana Duchesne subsp. platypetala (Rydb.) Staudt
Fragaria virginiana Duchesne subsp. virginiana
Fragaria virginiana Duchesne var. australis Rydb.
Fragaria virginiana Duchesne var. canadensis (Michx.) Farw.
Fragaria virginiana Duchesne var. (?) glauca S.Watson
Fragaria virginiana Duchesne var. illinoensis (W.R.Prince) A.Gray
Fragaria virginiana Duchesne var. ovalis (Lehm.) R.J.Davis
Fragaria virginiana Duchesne var. platypetala (Rydb.) Hall
Fragaria virginiana Duchesne var. virginiana
Potentilla ovalis Lehm.

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