Wild Strawberry: the woodland strawberry | Nature Notes from Dorset

April through to July is the time to look for the wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca). The fruit it produces is very similar to the garden strawberry we all love to eat only much smaller and, inevitably, the flower is smaller too. it can easily confused with the barren strawberry which is very similar but that flowers earlier from February through to May and is has blueish leaves whereas the wild strawberry has shiny green leaves. 
Also known as the wild strawberry, it is common in woodland where there is plenty of light so it is mainly found on sunny banks, rides and glades. 

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