Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Barren Strawberry, Appalachian Barren Strawberry

Barren Strawberry, Appalachian Barren Strawberry

Waldsteinia fragarioides

Full sun to part shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, prefers humus-rich soil but tolerates a wide range of soils including clay, slightly acid pH.  4-8 inches height, blooms in spring, yellow flowers, spreads slowly by runner-like rhizomes.

Germination Code:  ?

Native Region: Scattered in eastern half of Tennessee

Although it resembles a strawberry plant, fruit is dry, not fleshy.  Best as an evergreen groundcover for small areas of the border.  Minimal maintenance required.  Best propagated by division.

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