Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
Not only do you get the early-summer white blossoms and edible fruit, but the Wild Strawberry plant takes on a great red fall color also. It is best introduced into a situation using plants; it spreads by runners readily. Wild Strawberries grows in a wide variety of sun and soil conditions: full sun to nearly full shade, prairie, meadows, fields, on moist ground, along the edge of woods, and on hillsides. The fruit ripens in late spring or early summer. They are much smaller than commercial strawberries but probably the most delicious of the wild fruits.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial, Shade
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Height - 6 inches
Bloom Time - April, May, June
Bloom Color - White
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.