Wild strawberry is a native wildflower that can be used as a ground cover. It produces white flowers in spring, followed by edible strawberries.
This species is native to the Chicago Region according to Swink and Wilhelm’s Plants of the Chicago Region, with updates made according to current research.
- Family (English) Rose
- Family (botanic) Rosaceae
- Tree or plant type Ground cover, Perennial
- Native locale Chicago area, Illinois, North America
- Size range Low-growing plant (under 6 inches)
- Light exposure Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun / shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
- Hardiness zones Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5 (Northern Illinois), Zone 6 (City of Chicago), Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
- Soil preference Dry soil, Moist, well-drained soil
- Tolerances Dry sites
- Season of interest early summer, late spring, late summer, midsummer
- Flower color and fragrance White
- Shape or form Creeping
- Growth rate Moderate