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Scientific Name: Fragaria chiloensis
Pronunciation: fruh-GAIR-ee-uh chill-oh-EN-siss
Common Name: coastal strawberry, wild strawberry
Family Name: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Low carpets of leathery, glossy, dark green leaves each have three coarsely toothed leaflets that are red tinted in winter.
Course(s): HORT 2355


Habit: Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, South America, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Attract birds, Container planting, Dryland (no watering), Erosion control, Green roof technology, Ground cover, Hanging basket, Herb, Native planting, Rock garden, Urban agriculture, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google Images. Wikipedia. Cultivars on campus include F. 'Lipstick' (PHA).
coastal strawberry, wild strawberry
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Compound, Lobed
Arrangement: Alternate, Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous, Pubescent
Compound Leaf: Trifoliate (ternate)
Colour in Summer: Dark-green
Colour in Fall: Green, Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate
Apices: Rounded
Margins: Ciliate, Dentate

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Cyme
Flower Morphology:
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: Sweet
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun

 
Fruit Type: Achene, Aggregate fruit
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Showy, Accessory tissue, Edible
 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  
Organ Modifications: Runners (or stolons), Leafy stipules, Adventitious roots, Fibrous-like roots
Propagation: Seed, Layering, Division - above ground parts, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Mites, Wilt, Mold
Specific Pests: rabbit
 
Location(s):
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
(PHA) PolyHouse and Area
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