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Geum donianum [= Waldsteinia fragarioides var. parviflora]

Southern Barren Strawberry

Scientific Name:

Geum donianum [= Waldsteinia fragarioides var. parviflora]

Genus:

Geum

Species Epithet:

donianum

Common Name:

Southern Barren Strawberry

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Forests and streambanks. Uncommon in NC Piedmont, rare in Mountains and Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Notes:

Is used as a mat-forming groundcover in ornamental horticulture.

Plant

Early April

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Tom Harville

Blooms

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Tom Harville

Leaves

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Tom Harville

Makes a nice ground cover for small spaces

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NC State extension
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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