Coastal Strawberry

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Fragaria Chiloensis – sciy’u (fruit), st’ilukw’; sc’iy’u’ulhp (plant) (Island Halkomelem)

A perennial maritime herb, white flowers, small, edible fruit.

Height: o.25m

Edible: Y

Medicine: Y

Other Uses: Y

Poisonous: N

Soil: Any, well drained.

Watering: Drought tolerant, prefers moist soil.

Sun: Full sun

Usually found at: Coastal areas including rocky bluffs and sand dunes

Pollinators & wildlife: Insects, especially bees.

Ornamental: Blossoms with white flowers in spring and summer 

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Fragaria Chiloensis – sciy’u (fruit), st’ilukw’; sc’iy’u’ulhp (plant) (Island Halkomelem)

A perennial maritime herb, white flowers, small, edible fruit.

Height: o.25m

Edible: Y

Medicine: Y

Other Uses: Y

Poisonous: N

Soil: Any, well drained.

Watering: Drought tolerant, prefers moist soil.

Sun: Full sun

Usually found at: Coastal areas including rocky bluffs and sand dunes

Pollinators & wildlife: Insects, especially bees.

Ornamental: Blossoms with white flowers in spring and summer 

 

Leaves: Three-parted leaves form rosettes around the base of flower shoots.

Flowers: White, round petals that cluster in groups of 5-15.

Berries: Small, red strawberry.

First Nations uses: Leaves used as anti-diarrhea medicines for children. Eaten fresh or preserved.

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