Colony forming strawberry that can tolerate being walked on or mowed. Create a native berry patch or use as a groundcover in a multi-layered orchard/perennial system! Jared Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants agrees: “[They] seek this way and that beneath established perennials, suppressing annual weeds while playing nicely with shoot vegetables, herbs, trees, and shrubs…”
The berries are quite small, but quite flavorful. Leaves make a soothing and nutritious tea. A gentle remedy for diarrhea and an upset stomach.
Found naturally in dry woods, edges and meadows. The Lenape call this plant Heartberry. Host plant for the grizzled skipper.
☀ Grows in sun-part shade in med, well drained soil. Height is 6”.