Rosaceae
Fragaria vesca

Greenleaf Strawberry

Mat of leafless stolons. Leaves thin, slightly hairy, green on both surfaces, divided into 3 widely oval leaflets with very prominent veins, deeply toothed. Terminal tooth of leaflet longer than neighboring teeth. Flowers small, 2–5 on a stem. Berries small, bright red, edible. Grows in partly shaded forests at 100–6500 ft. Var. crinita, woodland strawberry, is silvery on lower surface of leaves, hairless above; flower stems about same height as leaves. Var. bracteata has flower stems elongating, becoming much longer than leaves as fruit ripens.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--12 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Wallowas, West Gorge, Siskiyous, Crater Lake NP
  • Native: Yes