Wild Strawberry - Fragaria vesca

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Dry habitats, old railways, roadsides.

    When to see it

    April to July.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    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

    UK Map