Wild Strawberry - Fragaria vesca
Low to short plant with long rooting runners. Leaves in basal tufts, trifoliate, with bright green oval toothed leaflets. Flowers white, 12 to 18 mm in lax clusters, scarcely exceeding the leaves. Strawberry small with deflexed sepals.
Barren Strawberry (Potentilla sterilis) has grey-green leaves with the terminal tooth shorter than those either side
Terminal tooth of leaflet similar size to those either side
Photo of flowers and leaves (+ fruit if present)
Dry habitats, old railways, roadsides.
April to July.
Fairly frequent throughout Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 118 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015