Taxonomy: Kingdom - Plantae (plants). Subkingdom - Tracheobionta (vascular plants). Superdivision - Spermatophyta (seed plants). Division - Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants). Class - Magnoliopsida (Dicotyledons). Subclass - Rosidae. Order - Rosales. Family - Rosaceae (Rose familly). Genus -Fragaria L. Species - Fragaria virginiana Duchesne.
Ecology: A shade-intolerant. submontane to subalpine. circumpolar forb (transcontinental in North America). Occurs on nitrogen-medium soils within boreal,. temperate, cool semiarid, and cool mesothermal climates. Its occurrence increases with increasing continentality, and decreases with increasing elevation. Frequently inhabits exposed, calcium-rich. mineral soil watershedding sites. Common in non-forested (grassy) communities, less frequent in opencanopy forests. Characteristic of young-seral forests.