Woodland Strawberry

Fragaria vesca
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: stsi’yu
  • Description: Trailing perennial herb, spreading via runners. Leathery leaves and cheerful white flowers give rise to delicious but diminutive berries.
  • Habitat: Open forests, forest edges, rocky slopes, and clearings.
  • Harvest: Berries ripen continuously through the summer. Harvest leaves when green.
  • Edibility: Best eaten fresh. Selectively harvest leaves for a tasty tea.
  • Fun Fact: stsi’yu often creeps along without being noticed until the large white flowers and berries emerge.

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