This stoloniferous perennial herb is found naturalised in woodland and hedgerows and on roadsides. Lowland.
This species was cultivated in Britain by 1629 and was formerly grown for its fruit. It was recorded in the wild in 1810, and has been known at two places in Surrey (Hascombe and West Horsley) since 1931. It may be over-recorded for other Fragaria taxa.
A European Temperate species, with a native distribution centred on C. Europe but naturalised north to Scandinavia.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.