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    07 / 14 / 2014

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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!


  • Lee Apprentice says:

    The flowers were white. Will they still be tasteless?

    August 10th, 2014 at 6:25pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier 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.

    August 10th, 2014 at 1:29pm

  • jake12121212 Master Identifier 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.

    August 10th, 2014 at 3:05am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

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

    July 16th, 2014 at 9:51am

  • Lee Apprentice says:

    Thank you very much for the quick answer!!

    July 15th, 2014 at 11:32pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Very nice wild strawberry but don’t break out the shortcake and whipped creme yet.

    July 15th, 2014 at 5:04pm

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