Woodland Strawberry is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in woodland, scrubland and dry ground, to a mature height of up to 20cm.
The Woodland Strawberry is a different species to the cultivated strawberries currently in commercial production, (which originate from crosses of Fragaria virginiana and Fragaria chiloensis). However, the Woodland Strawberry was the first species to enter cultivation at the start of the seventeenth century.
Botanic classification and naming: Woodland Strawberry is a member of the Rose (Rosaceae) family. The genus name
'Fragaria' identifies the plant as a Strawberry and its species name 'vesca' means 'thin'.
Benefits: The fruits provide a food source for birds in the summer.
Benefits to wildlife are also indicated with orange icons in the plant profile bar at the top.