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Strawberry, Fragaria vesca

Family of rosaceae

During the period of July-August it is possible to find and pick up wood strawberries in the fresh mountain meadows and in the clearings of woods. These strawberries are fresh ,fragrant and very scented and they represent one of the most magnificent present of the Nature. They can be found under shady ferns and it is a real pleasure to eat them with whisked cream or dressed with lemon and sugar or a good red wine.

Use
It is a fruit rich of phosphorus and iron and it is recommended to anaemic people. The plant has medical properties, both the leaves and the stem are used in decoction to cure diarrhoea.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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