Saturday, April 10, 2010

Indian Strawberry (Duchesnea indica)

A patch of Indian Strawberry plants

The leaves

A flower ...

… with pollen

Fully open

The petals have fallen off and the strawberry will develop

A strawberry.

The Indian Strawberry is native to Asia. In the United States, it grows widely in the California, Oregon, Washington and the eastern states. In Canada, it grows in British Columbia and Ontario.
Genetic studies suggest that the genus Duchesnea should be included in the genus Potentilla; this would mean that this species would be renamed Potentilla indica. At the moment, however, this plant is still recognized as Duchesnea indica.
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Distribution Map:

- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database:
Duchesnea indica (Indian Strawberry)

Identification resources:
Southeastern Flora: Indian Strawberry (Duchesnea indica)
- Wikipedia: Mock strawberry

Related posts:
- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower

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