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Useful Temperate Plants

Fragaria viridis

Weston

Rosaceae

+ Synonyms

Dactylophyllum ehrharti Spenn.

Fragaria × cerino-alba Jord. & Fourr.

Fragaria bargea Poit. & Turpin

Fragaria bifera (Duchesne ex Sm.) Duchesne ex Steud.

Fragaria bifera Duchesne

Fragaria breslingea Duchesne ex Ser.

Fragaria calycina Loisel.

Fragaria campana Poit. & Turpin

Fragaria campestris Steven

Fragaria collina Ehrh.

Fragaria collivaga Jord. & Fourr.

Fragaria consobrina Jord. & Fourr.

Fragaria drymophila Jord. & Fourr.

Fragaria dumetorum Jord.

Fragaria grandiflora Thuill.

Fragaria heterophila Poit. & Turpin

Fragaria hispida Duchesne

Fragaria majaufea Duchesne ex Ser.

Fragaria nigra (Duchesne ex Sm.) Duchesne ex Steud.

Fragaria nigra Duchesne

Fragaria pendula (Weston) Duchesne ex Steud.

Fragaria pendula Duchesne

Fragaria pistillaris Poit. & Turpin

Fragaria praecox Losinsk.

Fragaria pratensis (L.) Duchesne ex Steud.

Fragaria pratensis L. ex Duchesne

Fragaria rubricaulis Jord. & Fourr.

Fragaria silvulicola Jord. & Fourr.

Fragaria soyeriana Jord. & Fourr.

Fragaria suecica Jord. & Fourr.

Fragaria thomasiana Jord. & Fourr.

Fragaria viridis Duchesne

Fragaria zapateriana Pau

Potentilla viridis (Duchesne) Prantl

Potentilla zapateriana (Pau) T.Durand & B.D.Jacks.

Common Name: Green Strawberry

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General Information

Fragaria viridis is a herbaceous perennial plant forming a rosette of leaves from a central rootstock; it can grow 5 - 20cm tall, spreading by means of short stolons to form colonies.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. It is sometimes sold in local markets.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

50
Title
Flora Europaea
Publication
 
Author
?
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1964
ISBN
-
Description
An immense work in 6 volumes (including the index). The standard reference flora for Europe, it is very terse though and with very little extra information. Not for the casual reader.
,
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.

Range

Europe.

Habitat

Woods and banks[
45
Title
Flowers of Greece and the Balkans.
Publication
 
Author
Polunin. O.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
1980
ISBN
0-19-217626-9
Description
A good pocket flora, it also lists quite a few plant uses.
]. Open grassy slopes, meadows, meadow steppes, forest edges, among shrubs[
74
Title
Flora of the USSR.
Publication
 
Author
Komarov. V. L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Israel Program for Scientific Translation
Year
1968
ISBN
-
Description
An immense (25 or more large volumes) and not yet completed translation of the Russian flora. Full of information on plant uses and habitats but heavy going for casual readers. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.15 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a fertile, well-drained, moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Tolerates semi-shade though fruit production will be reduced when plants grow in such a position.
During the growing season new plants are produced on stolons - prostrate stems emerging from the leaf axils of mature plants. These runners are used as propagation material[
418
Title
Ecocrop
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
].
This species is closely related to Fragaria vesca[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Plants are sometimes dioecious. In this case, male and female plants will be needed if fruit and seed is required.

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or cooked[
74
Title
Flora of the USSR.
Publication
 
Author
Komarov. V. L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Israel Program for Scientific Translation
Year
1968
ISBN
-
Description
An immense (25 or more large volumes) and not yet completed translation of the Russian flora. Full of information on plant uses and habitats but heavy going for casual readers. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
177
Title
Plants for Human Consumption.
Publication
 
Author
Kunkel. G.
Publisher
Koeltz Scientific Books
Year
1984
ISBN
3874292169
Description
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
]. The fruit are greenish-tinged with red and are sweet and succulent with a rich musky pineapple-like flavour[
183
Title
Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications
Year
1990
ISBN
0-9628087-0-9
Description
Excellent. Contains a very wide range of conventional and unconventional food plants (including tropical) and where they can be obtained (mainly N. American nurseries but also research institutes and a lot of other nurseries from around the world.
]. Absolutely delicious, though they are not produced very freely[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

An excellent ground cover plant, spreading vigorously by means of surface stolons and forming a dense carpet[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]. It grows well amongst shrubs but can out-compete smaller plants[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. The seed can take 4 weeks or more to germinate. The seedlings are very small and slow-growing at first, but then grow rapidly. Prick them out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out during the summer.
Division of runners, preferably done in mid summer in order to allow the plants to become established for the following years crop[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. They can also be moved in the following spring if required, though should not then be allowed to fruit in their first year. The runners can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.
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