Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fragaria vesca (California Woodland Strawberry)

5/19/17 William Heise County Park, Laguna Mountains, San Diego County, CA


COMMON NAME: California Woodland Strawberry

SPECIES: Fragaria vesca

FAMILY: Rosaceae (Rose Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 5/19/2017

LOCATION: William Heise County Park, Laguna Mountains, San Diego County, CA


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Stem: generally 3--15 cm. 

Leaf: thin; petiole generally 3--25 cm; central leaflet stalk < 2 mm, blade 15--70 mm, widely elliptic-obovate, acute to obtuse, teeth generally 12--21, below and above middle, acute or obtuse, central tooth < to > adjacent; leaflets sparsely hairy adaxially, hairier abaxially. 

Inflorescence: often >> leaves. 

Flower: generally +- 15 mm wide; hypanthium bractlets often 2-lobed; sepals generally 4--8 mm; petals generally 5--8 mm. 

Fruit: receptacle 5--10 mm; achene +- 1.5 mm. 

Ecology: Generally partial shade in forest; 

Elevation: 15--2000 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, SN, CW, SnBr, PR; 

Distribution Outside California: to eastern North America, Baja California; also Europe. 

Flowering Time: Jan--Jul 

Note: Hybridizes with Fragaria chiloensis

Synonyms: Fragaria crinita Rydb.; Fragaria vesca subsp. bracteata (A. Heller) Staudt; Fragaria vesca subsp. californica (Cham. & Schltdl.) Staudt.

eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel Potter & Barbara Ertter

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