thick-leaved wild strawberry, more...
[Fragaria illinoensis W.R.Prince, more]
Etymology: Fragaria: from the Latin fraga, "strawberry," which derives from fragum, "fragrant," from the fragrance of the fruit
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-6" tall forb; spreading by runners
Leaves: basal, 3-parted, toothed; end tooth usually half as wide and shorter than the side teeth; leaflets stalked
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide; inflorescence of up to 12 flowers on stalks usually shorter than the leaves; blooms April-June
Fruits: red, edible, juicy; roundish berry; seeds deeply imbedded
Habitat: meadows, fields, woods, forests
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 1, Wetland Indicator = FAC- Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"