Common Name: strawberry, Indian mock
Species: Duchesnea indica (Andr.) Focke
Bayer Code: DUCIN

Indian mock strawberry is a perennial, spreading by hairy stolons (runners). Leaflets are toothed and hairy with long, hairy petioles with leaf-like stipules (basal appendages). Single flowers with five yellow petals are borne on long stalks from the leaf axils. The fruit is red and fleshy and similar in appearance to the commercial strawberry though smaller and tasteless. It is similar in appearance and growth habit to wild strawberry, but it has yellow flowers instead of white and teeth on leaf edges are rounded rather than sharp-pointed.
mock strawberry
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mock strawberry
Indian mock strawberry in turf
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mock strawberry fruit
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CharacteristicTypeDescription
Growth Season perennial weed 
Growth Habit prostrate, spreading 
Leaflet Number threefirst few leaves are simple, rest are trifoliates
Leaf Margin serrated/toothedroundish teeth
Leaf Hairs upper/lower surfacedense hairs on upper surface
Leaf/Leaflet Shape oval/egg-shaped/elliptical 
Leaf Width 1/2 - 1 inch OR 1 - 2 inches 
Leaf Venation pinnate 
Leaf Arrangement alternate 
Root Type fibrousnote also the stolons associated with this plant
Flower Color yellow