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Picture of Smooth wild strawberry Plant press of Smooth wild strawberry
Smooth wild strawberry
Fragaria virginiana Dcne.


Plant Description:

  • Creeping herb that grows in moist depressions on the Prairies and in moist open-woodlands
  • Leaflets are coarsely toothed
  • White flowers; fruits are reddish and almost round - much smaller than those grown commercially
  • Strawberry Tea was used for curing insanity and as a wash for skin problems
  • Wilting leaves are poisonous, but are safe when dried
  • Fruit is used in jam, jellies and pastries
  • Found at Stop 1- on the Interpretive Nature and Hiking Trails


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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