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Strawberry, Wild (Fragaria virginiana/vesca)
French name: fraisier sauvage
General: Small plant that grows in woods or fields, often forming little colonies.
Leaves & Twigs: Leaves grow from the stem base and are divided into three, deep-toothed leaflets, that appear before the flowers.
Flowers & Fruit: Each plant has three-to-five white flowers. Flowers are 7–10 mm long and each has five petals. Fruits look like miniatures of store-bought strawberries.
Habitat: Found in abandoned fields, along roads and in open woodlands.
Sampling: Select a typical patch of plants, if the plants are very abundant, mark off a 1-metre-square section to observe.