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Mock Strawberry

Potentilla indica

Description:

Potentilla indica (formerly Duchesnea indica), also called mock strawberry, Gurbir, Indian strawberry or false strawberry, has foliage and fruit similar to true strawberry, though it is classified in a different genus, and has yellow flowers, unlike the white or slightly pink flowers of true strawberries. It is native to eastern and southern Asia, but has been introduced to many other areas as an ornamental plant. It has been naturalized in many regions, including the southern United States, and is considered a noxious weed in some regions. Wikipedia

Habitat:

Urban sidewalk landscaping, Sacramento, California.

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3 Comments

starleaf
starleaf 10 years ago

Glad to be of help.

misako
misako 10 years ago

Thank you for the ID StarLeaf!

starleaf
starleaf 10 years ago

This looks like Mock strawberry (Potentilla indica). I have 1 pot growing in the garden.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mock_strawb...

misako
Spotted by
misako

Sacramento, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 23, 2011
Submitted on Feb 18, 2012

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