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Wild Strawberry Plant

Wild Strawberry Plant

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Indian Strawberry – Duchesnea Indica

Wild Strawberry plant is similar to the strawberry plant which has a small red berry but is more used to feed wildlife rather than to eat as a staple fruit. This plant can reach maximum spreads of up to 3 feet or longer and is used primarily for their look and beauty. This plant looks similar to a strawberry plant but is considered non edible to humans. They are extermely poisionous to humans, so under no circumstance should you eat the berries. 

Wild Strawberry plant vine 

Wild strawberry plant vines are easily accessible in wooded areas, meadows, yards, and riversides. It stretches its runner just about anywhere. The plant itself can get to be six inches high. Leaves are developed in groups of threes Each leaf is around an inch and a half long. The leaves have notched edges and grow the stems are covered with tiny hairs. Like nearly all runners, it increases its ground cover rapidly and springs up new plants. Peak bloom season is from May until June. Petals are around three-quarters of an inch wide. The flower is made up of five of the tiny, white petals. The petals are joined together in the middle of the flower by a yellow cone. The strawberry fruit will emerge from the yellow cone after the plant is pollinated. Just like the commercial strawberries that many are so familiar, the seeds are found in the skin of the fruit. Several small mammal species and even turtles make use of the strawberry for food. Humans have taken advantage of the edible strawberry. Larger animals such as deer and insects have been known to eat the leaves of the plant. Insects have also used the flowers for its nectar. Shelter and refuge are often taken in the plants leaves. Even though it can be very useful to several animals, some people consider it a weed because it can be very invasive. The runner can be as long as two feet. The very nature of the runner make division and transplanting very simple. Wild strawberry plant vines are cool season plants and do best in soils that are moist and well drained. Dry soils can be tolerated, however. They need full or partial sun. Wild strawberry plant vines may be useful for covering bare spots in the area or for creating a natural edge. Most commonly found in zones 8-10. 

Choose Perennial Plants like the Indian strawberry to Enjoy for Homes and Flower Beds 



Have a flower bed or garden? These types of plants are excellent to landscape around fixtures like this. They are a native perennial plant so you know they will be very hardy and they will eventually reseed themselves and become thicker as this process takes place. 

Wildflowers are an Excellent source to provide extra pollination to your garden 

Do you have a garden you want to grow? These type of wildflower perennials also work well in the aid of gardens. Some people like to plant gardens around their houses. It makes them look special and give them some food that they can grow. 

Wild Strawberry vine

Wild strawberry vines are found readily available in wooded areas, fields, yards, and streamside. It creeps just about anywhere. The plant itself can reach six inches tall. Leaves grow in sets of threes. Each leaf being about an inch and a half long. The leaves have serrated edges and grow on hairy stems. Like most runners, it spreads along the ground quickly and sprouts up new plants. Flowers begin to bloom in May and last until June. Each flower has five small white petals about three-quarters of an inch wide. The petals meet in the center and are attached to a yellow cone. The cone eventually becomes redder and bigger to become the strawberry fruit. Much like its larger counterpart, the seeds are sunken in on the outside of the fruit. Much native wildlife such as birds, chipmunks, turtles, and mice eat the fruit. Humans have also eaten the small fruit. The leaves consume by other wildlife like deer and insects. Many other insects drink from the flower nectar. The runner itself offers shelter for many animals as well. As beneficial as it may be too many animals, it can be invasive in nature. The runners can reach two feet in length. The runners make it easy to separate and transplant new plants to other areas of the yard or garden. They grow in the cooler season in moist, well-draining soils but can also handle dry soils as well.  Full or partial sun should use for the best results. Often used for ground cover and edging, the clumping nature of the wild strawberry vines make this ideal. Often found in zones eight through eleven.



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