Woodland Strawberries

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Woodland Strawberry, Vancouver Island, BC
Woodland Strawberry, Vancouver Island, BC, Photo By Bud Logan

The Woodland Strawberries are a low perennial with scaly rhizome and long, slender trailing stolons, leaf stalks, and flower stems are a greenish or very lightly tinged reddish-purple color and lightly to densely hairy. The Leaves are basal; compound with 3 leaflets; each leaflet ovate with straight, prominent veins and no individual leafstalks, somewhat pointed at the tip; margins appearing roughly toothed with the terminal tooth protruding past the two adjacent lateral teeth.

The flowers come in up to 15 on stems that are up to 25 cm long (usually longer than leaves) with white petals that are up to 12 mm long. The Fruit is a small, delicious, red berry with seeds distributed on the surface, they ripen in July.

These Strawberries like to grow in moist open woods, stream banks, and meadows and widespread across the B.C. coastal region.

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