Taxon  Report   3609 
Fragaria vesca  L.
California strawberry,  Wild strawberry, Wood strawberry, Woodland strawberry
Fragaria vesca
© 2002 George Jackson
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Fragaria vesca
© 2006 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Fragaria vesca
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Fragaria vesca, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Fragaria vesca
© 2006 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Fragaria
Closed-cone Pine Forest, Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Fragaria crinita
TJM2: Fragaria vesca ssp. bracteata
More information about  Fragaria vesca
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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