Sub-category: Rose family
One of two species of strawberry that were hybridized to create the modern domesticated garden strawberry. A ground-hugging plant rising from a fibrous, perennial root system. Hairy leaf petioles, up to 6 in. long, each bear a single trifoliate leaf. The hairy flower stalk gives rise to a loose cluster of small, five-petaled white flowers. The fruit is a red receptacle and the surface is dotted with achenes (like seeds).
Found in patches in fields and dry openings, prairies, woodland edges. Blooms April to June.