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White Flowers ( Five Petals and Three Leaflets )
Rose Family (Rosaceae)

Wild Strawberry
Fragaria virginiana

Season: Spring/Summer
Habitat:
 Montane on both sides of Continental Divide
Height:
 Up to 10 cm

Description: This common spring wildflower, can be identified by its three parted leaflet, and white five petaled flower. The leaves are very distinctive. They grow from a hairy stem, and then fan into three toothed leaflets all with a common base. The leaves are up to 5 cm in length, but usually around 3 cm. A red runner trails along the ground joining the various plants. The flowers are white, five petaled, and showy, with a yellow centre. There are usually several flowers on each hairy stem. The berries are distinctly strawberry-like, and sweeter than any cultivated strawberry could ever been

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