Sunday, February 19, 2017

Fragaria virginiana (Mountain Strawberry)

7/3/16 North Lake Road, Bishop region, Eastern Sierra, 
Inyo National Forest, Inyo County, CA

 7/4/16 Rock Creek, Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest, Mono County, CA

7/4/16 Rock Creek


COMMON NAME: Mountain Strawberry

SPECIES: Fragaria virginiana

FAMILY: Rosaceae (Rose Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/3/2016

LOCATION: North Lake Road, Bishop region, Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest, 
Inyo County, CA


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Often dioecious. 

Stem: 2--12 cm. 

Leaf: thin; petiole generally 1--25 cm; central leaflet stalk 1--3 mm, blade generally 15--60 mm, obovate, rounded to truncate, teeth generally 7--13, above middle, +- obtuse, central tooth << adjacent; leaflets generally glabrous adaxially, +- hairy abaxially. 

Inflorescence: < leaves. 

Flower: +- 10--20 mm wide; hypanthium bractlets unlobed; sepals 3--6 mm; petals 4--9 mm. Fruit: receptacle +- 10 mm; achene +- 1.5 mm. 

Ecology: Meadows, forest openings; 

Elevation: generally 1200--3300 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaRH, SNH, MP; 

Distribution Outside California: to eastern North America. 

Flowering Time: May--Aug 

eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel Potter & Barbara Ertter

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