The Fragaria genus is the second most 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 used 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)