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Strawberries are part of the Rosaceae family, also known as the rose family, which includes the ornamental rose, along with apples, almonds, blackberries, cherries, pears and raspberries. Members of this plant family include woody shrubs or trees, although strawberry plants are more herbaceous with a low-growing habit. Strawberry’s scientific name, Fragaria x ananassa, includes an ‘x’ to indicate its hybrid nature, in this case, of two different species.
Frelier, Johannah; Cummins, Denyse; and Motsenbocker, Carl, "Sustainable Gardening for School and Home Gardens: Strawberries" (2021). Sustainable Gardening for School and Home Gardens. 12.