University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Fruits & Nuts

Strawberry (Fragaria spp.)

The strawberry is a nearly stemless small plant. It forms stolons on which new plants develop. Leaves are compound, consisting of three rounded leaflets with deeply serrated margins. The strawberry flower is about an inch in diameter with five white petals and a yellow center. The fruit is bright red at maturity, somewhat cone-shaped or flattened cone-shaped, with numerous small, hard, brown seeds scattered on the outside surface in shallow depressions. The fruit is fleshy, with a prominent, green calyx at the stem end. Strawberries are grown throughout the state as a winter annual.