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Indian Strawberry


Scientific Name     

Duchesnea indica   Andrews Focke.

Family Name

Rosaceae   (Rose family)

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Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

moist waste places and open woods

Plant Height:  

pubescent, trailing stem to 7-8 cm long

Flower Color:  

yellow

Flower:  

5 petals, leafy bracts extend beyond petals and sepals; numerous stamens; short hypanthium 

Inflorescence:  

single flower borne in leaf axis 

Fruit:  

aggregate, red fruit resembles strawberry but tasteless

Leaves:  

alternate; leaflets in 3s with long stalk and stipules 

Bloom Time:  

April-July

Origins:  

non-native 

Other:  

naturalized from India, genus name honors Antoine Nicolas Duchesne, 17th century botanist; may be confused with Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil) which has 5 leaflets