$4.50 – $8.95
Sun: Full to Part
This ground cover has small sweet edible fruits in June. It is an excellent shoreline restoration plant for sandy soils to light shade. Nice planted along with some open woodland sedges.
Medicinal uses: Tea from dried leaves was used to treat dysentery.
Food uses: Wild strawberries are edible raw, cooked, or dried. They are small, but very tasty. Plants with larger flowers will produce less fruit than those with smaller flowers. The dried leaves can be used for tea.
Folklore: According to Izaak Walton, “Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.”
Other Names: Mountain Strawberry, Virginia Strawberry