Fragaria vesca (Strawberry)



fragaria vesca

Photo of Fragaria vesca L.

Fragaria vesca L. – (Strawberry)

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.

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Vicente Martínez Centelles
Written by Vicente Martínez Centelles Founder of the web and director. Teacher of natural sciences, expert in plants, natural remedies and botanical photography.

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