This is wild strawberry or Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria Vesca) growing in Brooklyn backyard. Mmmmm!
Wild strawberry is not like a regular strawberry at all. It has a different taste and smell. It smells like forest. Red, juicy and fragrant wild strawberries are false fruits Berries are seeds hidden in a juicy pulp. Examples of berries - blueberry, cranberry, tomato and watermelon. The seeds of the wild strawberry sit on the surface of this false fruit that functions as a bait for the animals, who eat the seeds and help spread the seeds with their droppings. Wild strawberries are so delicious and aromatic because they wants us to eat them (yes yes!), ha-ha!
Wild strawberries usually are found near trails, young forests and forest openings.
There is so much can be said about this amazing fruit.