Fragaria ovalis is a perennial found in areas such as South-western N. America. A member of the Rosaceae family, Fragaria ovalis (Lehm.)Rydb is also known by its common name of Rocky Mountain Strawberry. The perennial can grow to a height of 0.2 meters and up to meters wide. The preferred habitat of Coniferous forests in Arizona. Found at 2100 - 3300 metres in the Rockies[155]., with LMH soil and SN moisture levels. .

Rocky Mountain Strawberry is a zone hardy plant that has medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of Rocky Mountain Strawberry is 0(Binary/Image)

Fragaria ovalis is 0 plant, whose flowers bloom typically in 4 - 5, and which is pollinated by Insects.

The plant has an edibility rating of 3Fruit - raw, cooked or used in preserves etc[183]. Small but tasty[155]. The fruit can also be dried for later use[183]. The dried leaves are a tea substitute[183].

Cultivation tips: Prefers a fertile, well-drained, moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[200]. Tolerates semi-shade though fruit production will be reduced. Used in breeding programmes with F. x ananassa in order to convey winter hardiness and for producing ever-bearing and day-neutral varieties[183].

. The plant should best be propagated by Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. The seed can take 4 weeks or more to germinate. The seedlings are very small and slow-growing at first, but then grow rapidly. Prick them out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out during the summer. Division of
runners, preferably done in July/August in order to allow the plants to become established for the following years crop[200]. They can also be moved in the following spring if required, though should not then be allowed to fruit in their first year. The runners can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.

Fruit - raw, cooked or used in preserves etc[183]. Small but tasty[155]. The fruit can also be dried for later use[183]. The dried leaves are a tea substitute[183].