Rocky Mountain Strawberry
Herb: Rocky Mountain Strawberry
Latin name: Fragaria ovalis
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Rocky Mountain Strawberry:Fruit - raw, cooked or used in preserves etc. Small but tasty. The fruit can also be dried for later use. The dried leaves are a tea substitute.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Coniferous forests in Arizona. Found at 2100 - 3300 metres in the Rockies.
Propagation of Rocky Mountain Strawberry:Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. The seed can take 4 weeks or more to germinate. The seedlings are very small and slow-growing at first, but then grow rapidly. Prick them out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out during the summer. Division of runners, preferably done in July/August in order to allow the plants to become established for the following years crop. They can also be moved in the following spring if required, though should not then be allowed to fruit in their first year. The runners can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.
Cultivation of the herb:Coniferous forests in Arizona. Found at 2100 - 3300 metres in the Rockies.
Medicinal use of Rocky Mountain Strawberry:None known
Known hazards of Fragaria ovalis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.