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Scientific Name: Fragaria x ananassa
Pronunciation: fruh-GAIR-ee-uh ex ah-NAN-ass-uh
Common Name: garden strawberry
Family Name: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Ground cover
Key ID Features: Leaves with 3 toothed leaflets; white flowers and large red strawberries; prominent runners.
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 4 Apprenticeship

Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin (F. virginiana x F. chiloensis)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Ground cover, Herb, Rock garden, Urban agriculture, Wildlife food
Additional Info: Google. Wikipedia. Cultivars shown or on campus may include F. 'Fort Laramie'.
garden strawberry
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined
Surfaces: Glabrous, Pubescent
Compound Leaf: Digitate (palmate)
Colour in Fall: Green, Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate, Ovate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Peltate
Margins: Dentate, Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Cyme
Flower Morphology:
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): Showy, White, (also cultivars with pink flowers)
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Many simple pistils

Fruit Type: Achene, Aggregate fruit
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Showy, Accessory tissue, Edible, fragrant

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Aerial or climbing roots , Fibrous-like roots, Runners (or stolons), Stipule, leafy

Propagation: Division - above ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Mites, Mold, Thrips,
Specific Pests: rabbit
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