Fragaria virginiana Duchesne
Family: Rosaceae
thick-leaved wild strawberry, Virginia strawberry, wild 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 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 imbeddedfruit drawing
Habitat: meadows, fields, woods, forests
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