Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Waldsteinia fragarioides
Barren strawberry
Taxonomy

Synonyms:

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

  • Magnoliophyta

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Collection & Observation Timeline [?]

Species Status

Status/Listing: Extinct

Notes:According to Ebinger et al. 2010, "Barren strawberry is native to eastern Canada, northeastern United States, and south in the Appalachian Mountains to Georgia. It is known only from Pope County [moist sandstone ledge, 1 mile SW of Eddyville 1968, Mohlenbrock & J.E. Schwegman (SIU)]. Schwegman could not locate the population in 2004. This taxon was listed as state endangered until considered extirpated from Illinois (Nyboer and Ebinger 2004)."

Origin: Native

Species Description

General: Dicot-herb, perennial

Roots: primary, adventitious, rhizomes

Shoots: basal leaf arrangment; compound, trifoliate leaf type; serrate leaf margin; Pinnate leaf venation; oblanceolate leaf shape

Inflorescence: dichasium

Flowers: perfect; 5 merous; complete, regular; yellow; perigynous ovary position

Fruit: achene

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Clearings.

ILPIN Notes: Northern species- disjunct population.

Functional Relationships:

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] :
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Wildlife and Livestock Information:

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Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

  • Entire State: 10
  • Chicago Area:

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