Indian strawberry from Robin in OH

Found it in the back yard next to the pine under a shady tree.


Hi Robin,

your plant is Indian strawberry, Duchesnea indica. Indian as in India, its place of origin – it is not native.  It looks like a strawberry but has yellow flowers, and the fruits have no taste, though edible.  It is considered a nasty weed and is hard to get rid of once established because it is so prolific.


Dr. Steven R. Hill



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