Waldsteinia fragarioides

Barren Strawberry

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Description

The barren strawberry is an ornamental groundcover that is native to the eastern part of the US. It has green leaves that appear in groups of three and in spring five-petaled yellow-flowers appear. This plant is very hardy and able to withstand clay soils and is unattractive to deer. It grows to about six inches in height and about twelve inches in width and will naturalize in most settings.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Creeping
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April, May - June
Bloom Color
Yellow
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Groundcover, Understory
Wildlife Interest
Resistant To Deer, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Groundcover
Hardiness Zone
4 - 7