Fragaria vesca
Family: Rosaceae
hillside strawberry, thin-leaved wild strawberry, woodland strawberry
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Merel R. Black  
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 wider than the side teeth and often longer; leaflets mostly stalkless
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/2" wide; inflorescence with a few to several flowers on stalks taller than the leaves; blooms April-June
Fruits: red, edible, juicy; elliptical berry; seeds near the surfacedrawing
Habitat: north-facing; woods; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Native