Irish wildflowers

Wild Strawberry
Fragaria vesca
Sú talún fhián
Family: Rosaceae

Flowering time: May-August. Perennial. Native.

White flowers, usually 5-petalled. Petals often over-lapping. Small edible
red berries.Long-stalked bright green trifoliate leaves. Mainly basal.
Leaflets oval, strongly toothed, flattened silky hairs beneath.
Long slender runners, forming new plants at nodes. Height:5-30 cm.

Very frequent. Woods, scrub, grassland, roadsides.

Similar: Barren Strawberry, Potentilla sterilis. Earlier flowering. Dull-green leaves, petals with visible sepals. Sterile fruit that does not ripen to red.



Wild Strawberry. April 2008

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