Also commonly known as Woodland Strawberry, this delightful original strawberry is very hardy in comparison to the cultivated and hybridized varieties.
While it will send out daughters to colonize the surrounding areas, it prefers to clump in quite large and showy mounds.
Although the fruit is high in iron and potassium, the leaves and roots are also used in teas taken internally and applied externally for oily skin.
The pulped fruit is extremely useful for sunburn irritation as well as a tooth whitener.
The great thing about the wild strawberry, speaking as a gardener, is it’s consistancy.
You never have a bad crop of fruit.