Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wild Strawberry Flowers

Wild Strawberries (Fragaria virginiana) the plant from which 90 per cent of all cultivated strawberries originated. True, the berries are much smaller than the cultivated varieties. But the taste is amazing! Each berry seems to pack all the taste of a large strawberry into its small size. And don’t the birds know it! I found these plants flowering in the York Regional Forest but I bet I’ll never see the berries. LOL
Fl and leaves grow separately on long, slender stalks.
With milk-white flowers, whence soon shall sweet
Rich fruitage, to the taste and smell
Pleasant alike, the Strawberry weaves
Its coronet of three-fold leaves,
In mazes through the sloping wood.


Small City Scenes said...

When my children were little there was a wonderous patch near the woods behind our house. You can bet we raced the birds and slugs to be the first to taste the sweetest strawberries ever. MB

Anonymous said...

Birds planted wild strawberry seeds here and they get the ripe berries long before I find them.

Darla said...

Wish I were a little birdie in your woods. The strawberries we get in produce markets around here are big and tasteless.


Rose said...

Now I would never have thought of taking a picture of a wild strawberry--I don't know why. These are excellent.

Arr Cee said...

Cool, you have these over the pond as well? I spent much of my youth hunting these in my garden and the woods surrounding my village.

I'm assuming they're the same species as here: the fruit are white, right?

Anonymous said...

oooh, thanks for these, ive never seen them before!

Silverdale flowers

Willard said...

Beautiful photos of the wild strawberries, and of the may apple in the previous post. We also have both of these species in southern Pennsylvania.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful flower

Tom said...

I know we must have these about.. but I've never come across any... I would go back every day until I tasted them fully.

Anonymous said...

Those are certainly most amazing.

Anonymous said...

When I was a child my Grandparents had a huge wild strawberry field behind their house. It was wonderful!
Have a good day.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

EG: What a nice capture, I never thought the wild strawberries had that good of a taste. Maybe I tasted them too soon.

mercè said...

Stupendous photos of the flower of the strawberries. Two precious macros nitidos and with very good light.

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