Fragaria vesca subsp. bracteata

(A. Heller) Staudt

Canad. J. Bot. 40: 872. 1962.

Basionym: Fragaria bracteata A. Heller Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 25: 194, plate 339. 1898
Synonyms: F. crinita Rydberg F. helleri Holzinger F. vesca var. bracteata (A. Heller) R. J. Davis F. vesca var. crinita (Rydberg) C. L. Hitchcock
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 276. Mentioned on page 275.

Leaves green; terminal leaflet blade obovate to slightly rhombic, length/width 1.2–1.8, teeth: relative number 0.2–0.6, relative size 1.5–3.7, terminal tooth longer than or equal to adjacent teeth. Flowers usually bisexual, sometimes pistillate (gynoecious plants), 15.3–23.8 mm diam.; hypanthium 11.8–21.2 mm diam.; petals usually white, sometimes pinkish, widely obovate to widely depressed-obovate, margins usually overlapping, sometimes distally crenate. Achenes in shallow pits or deeply embedded; bractlets clasping or spreading to slightly reflexed, sepals clasping; torus wine red, not shiny (skin slightly hirsute), usually oblong-ovoid, sometimes globose, usually not easily separating from hypanthium. 2n = 14.

Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Forest edges, open forests, meadows, stream banks, roadsides, usually shady and moderately damp
Elevation: 50–3800 m


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Alta., B.C., Ariz., Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mont., N.Mex., Oreg., Tex., Utah, Wash., Wyo., Mexico (Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Distrito Federal, Durango, Michoacán, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Zacatecas).


Plants of subsp. bracteata with pinkish petals are relatively rare and have been called forma helleri (Holzinger) B. Boivin.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Günter Staudt† +
(A. Heller) Staudt +
Fragaria bracteata +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Ariz. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, N.Mex. +, Oreg. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Wash. +, Wyo. +, Mexico (Chiapas +, Chihuahua +, Coahuila +, Distrito Federal +, Durango +, Michoacán +, San Luis Potosí +, Veracruz +  and Zacatecas). +
50–3800 m +
Forest edges, open forests, meadows, stream banks, roadsides, usually shady and moderately damp +
Flowering spring. +
Canad. J. Bot. +
Illustrated +
F. crinita +, F. helleri +, F. vesca var. bracteata +  and F. vesca var. crinita +
Fragaria vesca subsp. bracteata +
Fragaria vesca +
subspecies +