Fragaria vesca Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
alpine strawberry European strawberry white-fruit strawberry wild strawberry woodland strawberry

Fragaria vesca, commonly called wild strawberry, woodland strawberry, Alpine strawberry, European strawberry, or fraise des bois, is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows naturally throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere, and that produces edible fruits.

Fragaria vesca

Medical use

Economic importance of Fragaria vesca

Human food fruit
Gene sources research in plant biology tertiary genetic relative of strawbery
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Northern Africa: Tunisia
    Naturalized
    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Western Asia: Iran; Turkey
    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Buryatia, Gorno-Altay, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Tuva, Tyumen
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • China: China - Gansu, Guizhou, Jilin, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Yunnan
    Naturalized
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Naturalized
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy ; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    Naturalized
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Prince Edward Island
    • Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Jamaica
    • Mesoamerica: Guatemala
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    • Southern South America: Argentina

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Pelargonidin-3-glucoside Fruit
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]