Species: Garden Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa)

Family: Roses (ROSACEAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: SW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.


The Rose family gives us many of our most commercially important fruits, such as the Prunus species. They have alternate leaves and 5-petalled flowers.

C. Garden Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa)

This familiar escapee needs no introduction.


Garden Strawberry

The Garden Strawberry is an escapee that has made its way into Heene Cemetery.

Garden Strawberry

As a solitary plant in the Cemetery, this is more valuable to pollinating insects, such as bees and hoverflies, than to us as fruit.

Garden Strawberry

The fruit of the Garden Strawberry - an escape from nearby gardens, no doubt deposited in the Cemetery as seeds by birds - produces just a few fruit.