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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    07 / 14 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Northeast

  • City

    Hughesville

  • State

    Maryland

  • 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

  • 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. https://acreage.unl.edu/MockStrawberry

    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. 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 3:05am

  • stone Master Identifier 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 9:51am

  • 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. http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/wild-strawberry-edible/

    July 15th, 2014 at 5:04pm

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