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Wild Strawberry

Edible Edible Summer Summer

A beautiful, succulent treat on any woodland walk in late Spring/Summer.

Hedgerow Type
Common Names Wild Strawberry
Scientific Name Fragaria vesca
Season Start May
Season End Aug
Please note that each and every hedgerow item you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Leaves

Simple three lobed leaves with serrated edges.

Flowers

The flower has five white petals that are widely spaced with leaf bracts visible between the petals.

Flower Stem

The flower stem is green to red and hairy.

Fruit

A beautiful soft red fruit with the seeds on the outside.

Habitat

Mixed woodland or hedgerows, usually in partial shade.

Taste

Beautiful and sweet.

Frequency

Fairly common.

Collecting

There seems to be a few different Wild Strawberries, usually succulent and sweet but sometimes completely tasteless or even not very nice.

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