seeds of Fragaria vesca var. semperflorens Golden Alexandria Strawberry
Fragaria vesca var. semperflorens "Golden Alexandria." Samen
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Fragaria vesca var. semperflorens "Golden Alexandria" is a variety of the species Fragaria vesca which is a member of the family Rosaceae. Common names for the plant include the golden-leaved alpine strawberry and Fraise du Bois. The plant’s synonyms include Fragaria aliena, Fragaria botryformis, and Fragaria abnormis. The plant’s origins along with most of its distribution lie in the Northern hemisphere. The plant achieves a height of 15 to 30 cm at maturity. Leaves have a golden colouration during spring before changing light green later on. Each leaf has a toothed margin and is slightly hairy on its lower side. Flowers are white, bisexual and have a diameter 3 mm long. The plant’s fruits are fragrant, semi-spherical and turn out either yellow or red. The production rate of fruits is high and lasts throughout the summer to early autumn. The plant’s fruits are edible, and one has the choice to either dig in immediately or use them to make preserves. Each fruit is succulent and has a sweet flavour. The plant’s leaves are edible and offer you the choice of either adding them to salads or cooking them. An additional use of the leaves lies in using them in dried form to make tea. Many people in India use the plant’s roots to make coffee. The commercial cultivation of the plant yields fruits which serve as a raw material for the manufacture of skin-care creams. Such creams aim to counter wrinkles, lighten the skin and clear freckles. The plant is also a reliable source of herbal medicine. Such remedies supposedly have diuretic, astringent, tonic and laxative qualities that boost wellness and cure disease. Conditions that are allegedly treatable when one takes the remedies include chronic dysentery, rheumatic gout, chilblains, and diarrhoea. The plant takes 100 to 120 days to reach maturity.
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