The Wood Strawberry plant is perennial, reproducing via runners.
It will grow 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) high. The leaves are divided into 3 “fingers” with serrated edges. The point at the end of the leaf is larger than the points along the edges.
It usually blossoms with white flowers, though sometimes they are yellow.
The berries have a strawberry taste, with a touch of tartness. The seeds are inside the fruit, not on the surface.
Wood strawberries are native to North America and to Europe.
The Romans ate them, writing about them as early as 234 BC, and probably cultivated them.
Wild Strawberries were cultivated in Europe again from the Middle Ages onwards.
These were the only size of strawberries available in the old world until the larger ones from the New World were brought over.
These are sometimes called wild strawberries, but more often botanists reserve the term wild for the North American wild ones.