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The leaves and the fruit are mildly astringent, diuretic, laxative and tonic.

Geographical distribution

  • Africa, Northern Africa
  • Asia-Temperate
  • Europe
  • Northern America

Fragaria vesca L.

Genus: Fragaria
Species: vesca L.
Common names: Alpine Strawberry
Pharmacopoeia Londinensis name: Fragaria
Distribution summary: North America, Europe to China
Conservation status (IUCN Red List): Least Concern
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H4 - Hardy; average winter
Habitat: High altitude woodland, damp woods, river banks
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Pharmacopoeia Londinensis 1618 'Leaves' (HSE 6)
Flowering months: April, May
Reason for growing: Medicinal, other use

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