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*Potentilla indica (Andrews) T. Wolf. Snakeberry, Mock Strawberry, Indian Strawberry. Phen: Feb-frost. Hab: Disturbed areas, lawns, gardens, weedy clearings. Dist: Native of Asia.

ID notes: The strawberry-like fruit is not sweet; it can also be distinguished from Fragaria by its whitish interior flesh. The leaves are more coarsely and crenately toothed than Fragaria

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Other Comments: .

Synonymy: = K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Va; = Duchesnea indica (Andrews) Focke – Ar, C, F, G, GrPl, Il, K1, NcTx, Pa, RAB, S, S13, Tat, Tn, Tx, W, WH3, WV; = Fragaria indica Andrews; > Duchesnea indica (Andrews) Focke var. indica – FNA9

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 5

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