Not only do you get the early-summer white blossoms and edible fruit, but the Native Wild Strawberry plant takes on a great red fall color also. It is best introduced into a situation using plants; it spreads by runners readily. Wild Strawberries grows in a wide variety of sun and soil conditions: full sun to nearly full shade, prairie, meadows, fields, on moist ground, along the edge of woods, and on hillsides. The fruit ripens in late spring or early summer. They are much smaller than commercial strawberries but probably the most delicious of the wild fruits.
Native strawberries make a great ground cover and living mulch/weed supressant under your native pollinator garden flowers. They also tolerate mowing and foot traffic