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Woodland Strawberry

Fragaria californica

a.k.a. California Strawberry

Small, red-skinned strawberry with a tasty sweet flavor.

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Description

Ground dwelling, spreading perennial, usually growing no higher than a few inches. This strawberry will spread by runners.

Hardiness

Hardy to at least 0F.

Growing Environment

Grows best in shade or part-shade. In cooler areas, or near the ocean, it can tolerate direct sun. Water fairly regularly, plants will go dormant during freezes. This strawberry also does well in warmer areas.

Propagation

By seeds. The plant will also spread via runners which can be divided as well.

Uses

Berries are edible and usually eaten fresh.

Native Range

Native to the Western United States, often mountainous and hilly areas of the Sierras and its foothills.

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