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Indian Mock Strawberry

Duchesnea indica (Andr.) Focke

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

▲▼mature plants in turf

▲▼mature plants in landcape beds, showing stolons, yellow flowers

 

▲  flower 

▲▼ fruit

 

Indian Mock Strawberry: 

         a low-growing, creeping perennial weed that produces stolons in the Rosaceae (Rose) family

         leaves are dark green, trifoliate with scalloped (not toothed as in tame strawberry) margins

         has  5-petaled yellow flowers followed by 3 -1/2 inch diameter red strawberry like fruit (no flavor)

         wildlife eat fruit, spreading plant by seed, then can form large patches from stolons

         tolerates shade & full sun

 

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