Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Potentilla indica   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Duchesnea indica   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-02-001:
Duchesnea indica   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Indian Strawberry, Mock Strawberry


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Look for it in disturbed areas, lawns, gardens, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Ternately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx/5 bracts
5 petals
20 stamens, in 3 lengths

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Red
Aggregate of achenes

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Potentilla indica   FAMILY Rosaceae

Indian Strawberry, Mock Strawberry