Mock Strawberry

Duchesnea indica

non-native


Other Names:
Indian Strawberry, False Strawberry


Mock Strawberry is a non-native, invasive perennial plant found in much of Virginia. It is in the rose family and has yellow flowers and small red fruits. There is disagreement as to how it should be classified, with some sources saying it is in the genus Potentilla. Mock Strawberry was introduced to the United States as an ornamental flower. It is native to India, China, Japan and Indonesia, and its scientific name indica means "from India".

Identification Tools

Illinois Wildflowers Wildflowers of the US Go Botany Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States

Ranges

North America Virginia

Mock Strawberry in bloom
Mock Strawberry in bloom. the plant grows by runners, which can be seen here.

Mock Strawberry flower
A Mock Strawberry flower

Mock Strawberry in bloom
Mock Strawberry in bloom

Mock Strawberry
A patch of Mock Strawberry leaves

Mock Strawberry
A Mock Strawberry fruit beginning to form

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