Need Help With Plant ID

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JLawn, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. JLawn

    JLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    It is in Houston, Texas and had small yellow flowers prior to becoming this. I think it is wild strawberry but sure could use some help deciding so I can treat it.




  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    It is wild strawberry.
  3. JLawn

    JLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Every reference I have on wild strawberries shows white flowers and this has yellow flowers. Can you comment?

  4. Garth

    Garth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    The one you have there looks like Fragaria vesca, from the family Rosaceae. It is a type of wild strawberry. The other common one is Fragaria virginiana. It is usually employed as a groundcover because the fruit is so minute.-Garth
    P.S If you think the yellow flowers are cool there is one called Fragaria X ananassi that has flowers that are hot pink with yellow centres. Very nice contrast. Be careful about handling them though as some people will have an allergic reaction to the foliage( like azaleas).

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