Woodland Strawberry

woodland strawberry

Woodland strawberry, credit: Mantonature/Signature Collection/Getty Images

 Identification

  • 7.5 to 15 cm in height
  • Trailing plant with dark green leaves in groups of three
  • Flowers small and white with five petals; bloom in spring

Location

  • Trails, roadsides, meadows, forest edges, clearings

Harvesting Time

  • Late spring to early summer

Uses and Related Information

  • The fruit, which ripens in June, can be made into jam, but doing so is highly labour intensive due to their small size and the large number required to make a medium sized batch of jam
  • Leaves are high in vitamin C and can be used to make a subtly flavoured tea

Cautions

  • Do not consume wilted leaves, which may be toxic

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