Fragaria Chiloensis – sciy’u (fruit), st’ilukw’; sc’iy’u’ulhp (plant) (Island Halkomelem)
A perennial maritime herb, white flowers, small, edible fruit.
Other Uses: Y
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.