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Duchesnea indica
Duchesnea indica

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Zones 1-24, 29-43, H1, H2
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Duchesnea indica

Indian Mock Strawberry
Perennials, Decorative fruit or berries

Native to Japan, eastern Asia, India. Grows like strawberry, with trailing stems that root firmly along ground. Bright green, longstalked leaves with three leaflets. Yellow, 1/2-in. blossoms are followed by red, 1/2-in., nearly tasteless fruit that stands above foliage rather than under leaves as in true strawberry. Grows readily without much care. Best used as ground cover among open shrubs or small tree. Plant 1 to 1 1/2 ft. apart. In a well-watered garden, it can becomes a rampant invader. Fruit attracts birds.

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