Wild Strawberry Plants

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  1. What Is This Weed
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Asked by Anonymous on June 12, 2011
What Is This Weed

I need to I. D. something growing in my lawn. It is small, close to the ground, has small red berries on it, 3 leaves that are kind of rough on the edges, and may be on a vine. Hoping it’s not some type of Ivy. It’s right in the open in direct sunlight 8-12 hours a day. Do you know what this could be, or could you point me in the right direction so I could find out?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

What you are describing sounds like wild strawberry. While considered a weed in many areas, in the right location, these ground cover plants can make an exceptional addition to the garden. They are also edible and tasty. However, be careful not to confuse this plant its related counterpart, woodland strawberry, which has no flavor and bears yellow flowers rather than white.

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Asked by carleyvitale on May 26, 2015
How to Plant Wild Strawberries and Cinquefoil on Riverbank

I have an overgrown riverbank and would like to replace the existing weed growth with wild strawberries and cinquefoil. How would I go about this? Can I weed kill, then pull the existing….then plant? How do I space the two plants?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would recommend contacting your local county extension office and verify that these plants can be introduced in your area.
I would also caution use of herbicides to kill existing plant life near a water source.
Here are links to the plants you listed.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/strawberry/growing-wild-strawberries.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/cinquefoil-weed-control.htm

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Asked by JEFFREY on July 20, 2015
Wild Strawberries in My Backyard

I have wild strawberries in my backyard. What’s the best way to kill the wild strawberries without harming the grass? Should I use another application of Scotts weed and feed? I’ve put one application of on already. I just don’t want to over fertilize. I put it down at beginning of spring and was getting ready to put the 3rd application of Scotts. Thank you for any help in this area.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Wild Strawberry can be quite difficult to kill.

Here is a link that has a few other options for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/wild-strawberry-control.htm

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Asked by clittle on October 21, 2015
Product to Kill Wild Strawberry

Is there a product that will kill wild strawberry in vinca minor? I have wild strawberry taking over a large area of vinca. Is there an over the top herbicide that will suppress the strawberry without too much damage to the vinca?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Here is a link with information and a few alternative solutions.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/wild-strawberry-control.htm

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Asked by InleGm on August 2, 2017
Berry Identification

Found this… thing growing. It has little flowers and just in general looks like a strawberry up until it produces this fruit. I’m not sure what it is. Help?

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nikki-phipps
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If it resembles strawberry, then it could be a wild variety, most often considered a weed, although some people grow them too. These articles have more information:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/strawberry/growing-wild-strawberries.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/wild-strawberry-control.htm

If you don't feel this is the berry in question, feel free to send us an image of the plant and/or berry so we can be better able to identify it for you.

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Asked by Ralph11 on January 16, 2018
Wild Strawberries

I’m from the hilltowns of Albany County, New York. My mother (and the kids) and the neighbors used to pick pails full of luscious wild strawberries. They grew in weedy fields, along road cut banks and were easy to sit in the field and just pick. There are none like that anymore. What happened to those old fields of strawberries? Too much lime?

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Likely this is caused by the build up of residue from human activity. Oil from the streets, along with the many other types of buildup can occur from heavily populated areas. If your area has been growing rapidly, then this could have had an impact on the availability on the plants. It would be hard to say without taking soil samples, exactly, what happened to kill them off.

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