Wild Strawberry

  • Irish name: Sú talún fhián

  • Scientific name: Fragaria vesca

The wild strawberry can be found on roadsides, woodland, grassland and scrub. It is a small plant that bears tiny white flowers from May to August. The little red fruit ripen in autumn. Birds and humans eat them as they are delicious and rich in vitamins. It has some health benefits. It is said that together with medication, it can help to regulate blood pressure, are useful for healing sore throats and are also good for diabetics to consume.