BERRY GROUND COVER

« Back to Name that Plant

Date Photo Taken: 07/14/2014
Location: HUGHESVILLE, MD
Posted By: pennydg

Notes:

This started to grow in my yard like a ground cover 2-3 years ago. It looks like some type of strawberry; but, the berries of about 1/2 in. and are round. I tried to look it up on the internet and found a couple of pictures that look like it but none of the pictures I found had the name. I’d like to know what it is and if it’s edible. Please help!

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Very nice wild strawberry but don’t break out the shortcake and whipped creme yet. http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/wild-strawberry-edible/

    July 15th, 2014 at 5:36 pm
  2. Lee Unregistered says:

    Thank you very much for the quick answer!!

    July 15th, 2014 at 11:59 pm
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    I wouldn’t call this Potentilla/Duchesnea… “snake berry” a strawberry… “mock strawberry” suits better….

    http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/mock_strawberry.htm

    July 16th, 2014 at 9:57 am
  4. jake12121212 Flower Fanatic says:

    Did your strawberries have white or yellow flowers?
    If yellow I think Stone hit it with his Mock Strawberry also called Indian Strawberry. The ripened drupes (berries” of “Duchesnea indica” are dry and bland. I think that they taste like ….well, NOTHING.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=strawberry+with+yellow+flowers&client=firefox-a&hs=5dO&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=phTnU_HkJov4yQTVkYHQCA&ved=0CEAQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=616

    August 10th, 2014 at 3:14 am
  5. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    I apparently misused a common lawncare name for this plant. The link from Georgia Gardener correctly identified it as Potentilla indica. Although I have come to appreciate a dish of wild crow when properly prepared, thank you very much Stone,I will pass on the delight occasionally. Gentlemen, it seems we are splitting the same hair.
    https://acreage.unl.edu/MockStrawberry

    August 10th, 2014 at 1:35 pm
  6. Lee Unregistered says:

    The flowers were white. Will they still be tasteless?

    August 10th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Leave a Reply