[The Rose Family West of the Cascade Mountains]

Strawberries West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

The Genus Fragaria



Hybrid Strawberry: Fragaria xanaassa ssp. cuneifolia -

Coastal Strawberry, Chilean Strawberry, Pacific Strawberr: Fragaria chiloensis ssp. lucida -

Beach Strawberry: Fragaria chiloensis ssp. pacifica - White flowers with 5 petals. The compound leaves have 3 leaflets, each with a short stem, and they are each dark, shiny green above and paler and hairy below. A strictly coastal species.

Pacific Strawberry: Fragaria crinita (Synonym: Fragaria vesca var. crinita) -

Woodland Strawberry, Woods Strawberry: Fragaria vesca var. bracteata (Synonyms: Fragaria bracteata, Fragaria crinita, Fragaria vesca ssp. bracteata, Fragaria vesca var. crinita) - White flowers with 5 petals. The flowers are about the size of quarters and may be found above or at the same level as the leaves. The compound leaves are dark green, and look to have a rough surface due to the many veins that cross them. There are 3 leaflets.

California Strawberry: Fragaria vesca ssp. californica (Synonym: Fragaria californica) -

Broad-petal Strawberry, Wild Strawberry, Mountain Strawberry, Virginia Strawberry, Blueleaf Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana var. platypetala (Synonyms: Fragaria platypetala, Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala) - White flowers with 5 petals. The flowers are about quarter sized and may be found at the same level as the leaves, as well as above. The compound leaves have 3 leaflets which appear smooth surfaced, somewhat blue-green in color.

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