What plant is that?

 Stawberry plant  in flower  Strawberry
Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2013

The mystery plant for July is a low growing perennial of basal leaves. The leaves are divided into three leaflets which are coarsely toothed. The flowers are white and five-parted and grow in clusters. The fruit consists of numerous seeds which are embedded on a fleshy red receptacle. This plant spreads by producing runners It grows in fields and other dry places.

It’s…

Botanical Name:
  Fragaria virginiana
Common Name:
  Strawberry
Family:
  Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Habitat:
  Fields, roadsides, embankments, edges of woods

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