Wild Strawberry Kusamono

If you scroll down a bit, you’ll notice the small white wild flower Kusamono that I potted and posted back in March. As it turns out, I didn’t take quite enough of the root and the plant eventually wilted and died. I was going to dump it and try something new, but i was surprised to find one or two sprouts of a wild strawberry plant underneath the massive weed. I recognized the leaves from playing in the woods as a child. After clearing out all the other plants I gave the strawberry a little room to run and was rewarded today!

Wild Strawberry

Wild Strawberry

Being that I am from Virginia, I want to say that it’s Fragaria virginiana, but unfortunately I don’t seem to have a wild strawberry identification key handy (ha!). From my experience throughout my life these wild strawberries begin as small white to yellowish flowers. They do not grow much larger than the one in the picture, about the size of the tip of my pinkie. They are edible; but taste much more sour than the store bought variety.

Wild Strawberry

Wild Strawberry

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1 Response to Wild Strawberry Kusamono

  1. Very nice. Never even considered one as an accent. Usually just ran them over with the mower :). May reconsider that thought next time I see one in the yard. Thanks!

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