Fragaria virginiana Duchesne

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Fragaria virginiana Duchesne

  • Description

    Species Description - Lfls petiolulate, glabrate to sericeous beneath, dark green or somewhat blue-green, thick and firm, flat, the principal lateral veins divergent from the midrib at an angle of ca 30°, the teeth blunter and less divergent than in no. 1 [Fragaria vesca L.], the terminal tooth commonly less than half as wide as the adjacent lateral ones and surpassed by them; infl with as many as 12 fls on pedicels of about equal length, forming a corymbiform cluster mostly shorter than the lvs, even at maturity; pet 7–10 mm; fr 1–1.5 cm thick; 2n=56. Throughout much of the U.S. and s. Can. Apr.–June. Variable in orientation of pubescence, shape of the fr and other characters, but the several varieties or segregate species often recognized in our range need to be re-examined. (F. australis; F. canadensis; F. grayana; F. terrae-novae)

  • Common Names

    thick-leaved wild strawberry