Wild Strawberry – Edible or Not

Q: Are wild strawberries edible?

A: If you’re referring to the lawn weed we commonly call wild strawberry, Potentilla indica, the fruits are edible but they have no taste I can discern. Another name for this plant is Indian mock strawberry. Although its yellow flower is pretty, most folks pull it out of their flower beds.

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