Fragaria virginiana - Wild Strawberry
Botanical Name: Fragaria virginiana
Common Name: Wild Strawberry
Plant Size: Baby Plant Plug
Wild strawberry is an easy to grow, edible perennial groundcover. It's an excellent alternative to lawn (for example the New England Wild Flower Society replaced an area of lawn with wild strawberry) and packs a punch for habitat value. Tons of native bees (such as mason bees), flies, skippers, moths, and beetles feed on the nectar, leaves, stems, and berries as well as several birds and mammals like the opossum, eastern chipmunk, and wood turtle.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: April to May flowers, edible red berries early summer through fall
Light: Full sun to Part shade
Note: Plant plugs are baby plants. Plug plants have a soil root base of roughly 5" deep x 2" square with varying above ground growth -- a plug is the best size to plant with habitat gardening. Plant plugs are better adapted to being planted in a new garden and will grow-in healthier then larger plant sizes. And small plugs are easier & quicker for you to plant!
Within a few months to a year, the plant plugs will flower and fill in your garden. Thee plants will be much happier and healthier within their new surroundings as they were planted small and given room to grow-in on their own.