Page author: David Giblin
Fragaria virginiana
blueleaf strawberry, mountain strawberry
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Distributed widely throughout Washington except in sagebrush areas; Alaska south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: Open woods to gravelly meadows in the plains and lower mountains

Flowers: May-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Freely stoloniferous, herbaceous, scapose perennial, the stolons, petioles and peduncles greenish and pubescent, the scapes usually shorter than the leaves.

Leaves:

Leaves trifoliate, the petioles up to 15 cm. long; leaflets obovate to elliptic-obovate, thick, 2-7 cm. long, glabrous, glaucous and blue-green on the upper surface, silky on the lower surface, with coarse, rounded serrations most of the length; leaflets distinctly petiolate, the terminal leaflet with a 2-7 mm. stalk; terminal tooth of leaflets generally shorter than adjacent teeth.

Flowers:

Inflorescence open, 2-15 flowered; calyx saucer-shaped, silky, with 5 bracteoles 4-7 mm. long, alternate with, and narrower and shorter than the 5 lanceolate-elliptic calyx lobes; petals 5, white, 6-13 mm. long; stamens 20-25; pistils numerous.

Fruits:

Fruit an achene, up to + immersed in the hemispheric receptacle, which becomes enlarged up to 1 cm. broad, fleshy and red.

Accepted Name:
Fragaria virginiana Duchesne

Synonyms:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
ssp. glauca – blueleaf strawberry, mountain strawberry
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Fragaria virginiana in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Fragaria virginiana checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Fragaria virginiana atlas page.

CalPhotos: Fragaria virginiana photos.

USDA Plants: Fragaria virginiana information.

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