Perennial plant of the rose family which sprouts every year. Leaves and flowers spring from almost the ground, both with a similar length .Flowering stems with no leaves holding flowers with five petals, five sepals and numerous stamens. Leaves divided in three toothed oval leaflets, bright green above; more pale and hairy below. It produces long rooting stolons where new plants may grow.The fruit,which is commonly known as the "strawberry", it is a red small berry (see image of the fruits). The cultivated bigger ones come from a cross between the wild European and the American ones. Woods of oaks or beeches and calcareous paths.