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Fragaria vesca | Wild strawberry

Fragaria vesca, commonly known as the wild strawberry or woodland strawberry, is a small, perennial plant that produces sweet and edible berries. It is native to Europe, Asia, and North America, and is now naturalized in many other parts of the world. Wild strawberry is a low-growing plant with hairy stems and trifoliate leaves. The flowers are white and pink, and the fruits are small, red, and juicy berries. 

Botanical Information:

  • Plant Type: Fragaria vesca is a low-growing, herbaceous plant that belongs to the rose family (Rosaceae). It produces runners that give rise to new plants.

  • Leaves: The leaves are compound with three leaflets and are green and toothed at the edges.

  • Flowers: Fragaria vesca produces white, five-petaled flowers that give rise to small, red, or dark pink berries.

Medicinal Uses

  • Wild strawberry has been used medicinally for centuries. It is used to treat a variety of ailments, including diarrhea, sore throat, and urinary tract infections. The plant contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Wild strawberry is also a good source of fiber.

Magical Correspondences:

  • Abundance: Strawberries, including wild strawberries, are often associated with abundance and the sweet rewards of nature. They can be used in rituals or spells related to fertility, growth, and the manifestation of one's desires.

  • Love: Strawberries have a long-standing association with love and romance, as they are often seen as symbols of passion. They can be used in love spells, rituals, or offerings to promote romantic energy and affection.

Elemental Correspondences

  • Earth: Wild strawberries are associated with the element of earth because of their connection to the physical world, fertility, and abundance.

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences

  • Venus: Wild strawberries are associated with the planet Venus because of their connection to love, beauty, and abundance.

Associated Deitites and Traditions

  • Venus: Wild strawberries are associated with the Greek goddess Venus, who is the goddess of love, beauty, and abundance.

  • Mother Earth: Wild strawberries are also associated with Mother Earth, who is the goddess of the earth and fertility.

Uses in Rituals, Spellwork and Magic

Wild strawberries are a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of magical practices. They can be used to attract love, abundance, and fertility. Wild strawberries can also be used to cleanse and purify spaces.

Examples of Use

  • To attract love, scatter dried wild strawberries around your home or carry a sachet of dried wild strawberries with you.

  • To attract abundance, add wild strawberry essence, oil or dries leaves and fruit to your bath water or wear jewelry made with wild strawberries.

  • To cleanse and purify a space, burn wild strawberry incense or place a wild strawberry plant on your altar.

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