We are always looking for more food items to grow, even here in our somewhat shady garden, so when I saw these strawberries they intrigued me. While we have a few pots of hybrid strawberries, I wonder if these might not be a better choice for our particular conditions. This is only the beginning of my research. — Douglas
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Fragaria vesca, commonly called wild strawberry, woodland strawberry, Alpine strawberry, Carpathian Strawberry, European strawberry, or fraisier des bois, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the rose family that grows naturally throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere, and that produces edible fruits.
Vilmorin-Andrieux (1885) makes a distinction between wild or wood strawberries (Fragaria vesca) and alpine strawberries (Fragaria alpina), a distinction which is not made by most seed companies or nurseries, which usually sell Fragaria vesca as “alpine strawberry”.
Under wild or wood strawberry, Vilmorin says:
Under alpine strawberry, Vilmorin says:
More information on Cupressus cashmeriana :
- Alpine Strawberries (Fragaria vesca) on Wikipedia
- Alpine Strawberries (Fragaria vesca) on GrowVeg
- Alpine Strawberries (Fragaria vesca) on HGTV
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Interesting Plant is a series from A Gardener’s Notebook blog and podcast that highlights the most interesting plants I find in my Internet and real-world travels — Douglas