Wild strawberries are perennial plants, growing in cleared areas.
The plants grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall, spreading out to cover an area 2 feet (60 cm) wide.
The leaves grow up to 1 ½ inches (4 cm) long. They are divided into 3 “fingers” with serrated edges. The point at the end of the leaf is smaller than the points along the edges.
The plants reproduce by underground runners, and flower with small, white blossoms about ¾ inch (2 cm) wide.
The berries are very small, about the size of a thumb, but are well liked because the flavour is more intense. Some wild ones are white when they ripen.
As with cultivated strawberries, the seeds are on the surface of the berry.
American Wild Strawberries are larger than European Wild Strawberries.
Not the same as the Wood Strawberry.