Wild strawberry is a small strawberry species that blooms with white flowers in June-July. Its leaves are trifoliate, which is typical for strawberries, and the berries are small, red and juicy. Wild strawberry spreads fast to new areas with its runners.
Wild strawberry thrives in open, sunny and dryish environments. Its habitats include meadows, roadsides, clear-cut areas, forest edges and rock meadows. Wild strawberry is distributed throughout most of the northern hemisphere.
At one time wild strawberry was an important commercial berry until cultivated strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) replaced it. Wild strawberry was also used as medicinal herb. Nowadays wild strawberry is grown in gardens. Its leaves and berries can be used as tea ingredients.
Wild strawberry is a common species that requires no conservation to secure its occurrence.
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