Taxon  Report   3609    
Fragaria vesca  L.
California strawberry,  Wild strawberry, Wood strawberry, Woodland strawberry
Fragaria vesca
© 2017 Diane Etchison
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Fragaria vesca
© 2002 George Jackson
Fragaria vesca
© 2006 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Fragaria vesca, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Fragaria vesca
© 2018 Kristen Jones
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Fragaria
Communities: Closed-cone Pine Forest, Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest

Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Fragaria crinita
ICPN: Fragaria vesca ssp. bracteata
ICPN: Fragaria californica
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More information about  Fragaria vesca
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).