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Fragaria ovalis - (Lehm.)Rydb.
                 
Common Name Rocky Mountain Strawberry
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Coniferous forests in Arizona. Found at 2100 - 3300 metres in the Rockies[155].
Range South-western N. America.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Fragaria ovalis Rocky Mountain Strawberry


G.A. Cooper @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Fragaria ovalis Rocky Mountain Strawberry
J.S. Peterson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
   
Physical Characteristics
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Fragaria ovalis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from Apr to May, and the seeds ripen from Jun to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses: Tea.

Fruit - raw, cooked or used in preserves etc[183]. Small but tasty[155]. The fruit can also be dried for later use[183]. The dried leaves are a tea substitute[183].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a fertile, well-drained, moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[200]. Tolerates semi-shade though fruit production will be reduced. Used in breeding programmes with F. x ananassa in order to convey winter hardiness and for producing ever-bearing and day-neutral varieties[183].
Propagation
Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. The seed can take 4 weeks or more to germinate. The seedlings are very small and slow-growing at first, but then grow rapidly. Prick them out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out during the summer. Division of runners, preferably done in July/August in order to allow the plants to become established for the following years crop[200]. They can also be moved in the following spring if required, though should not then be allowed to fruit in their first year. The runners can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Fragaria daltoniana 21
Fragaria iinumaeStrawberry20
Fragaria moschataHautbois Strawberry30
Fragaria nilgerrensis 20
Fragaria nipponica 20
Fragaria nubicolaIndian Strawberry21
Fragaria orientalis 30
Fragaria vescaWild Strawberry, Woodland strawberry, California strawberry33
Fragaria vesca 'Semperflorens'Alpine Strawberry53
Fragaria virginianaScarlet Strawberry, Virginia strawberry32
Fragaria viridisGreen Strawberry30
Fragaria x ananassaStrawberry50
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