Sun: Full to shade

Moisture: Medium-wet to dry

Height: 7"

Bloom Time: April-May

Bloom Color: White

Genotype: Winona, MN (shares a Level II ecosystem, Mixed Woods Plains, with Southeastern Michigan).

Indigenous interactions: In the Great Lakes Area, the Ojibwa made an infusion of the root to treat "cholera infantum"(Moerman, 1998).


The Fragaria genus is an important keystone species group for the Ypsilanti area, supporting 82 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars that include the Isabella Tiger Moth (wooly bear caterpillars). This native strawberry is one of the two original plants that were bred to create our modern strawberry strain. A vigorous spreader, Fragaria will nicely fill out your strawberry bed, or provide a "living mulch" to other plants, with just a few spaced plants. Sun to part sun; dry to medium-wet. Blooms April-May; white.

Fragaria virginiana (Virginia Strawberry)