Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Plant of the Week: Nov 18

Wild strawberry
Fragaria virginiana 
other common names
: none known
Fragaria: from Latin fraga, meaning “having scent,” probably referring to the fragrance 
of the fruit
Virginiana: meaning “of Virginia”
Rose family: Rosaceae

Photograph by Thomas Rosburg, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition

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