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Duchesnea indica (photo courtesy of Richard Shiell)
Duchesnea indica (photo courtesy of Richard Shiell)

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

Indian Mock Strawberry
Rosaceae
Perennials, Decorative fruit or berries

Native to Japan, eastern Asia, and India. Grows like strawberry, with trailing stems that root firmly along the ground. Bright green, long-stalked 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 the leaves as in true strawberry. Grows readily without much care. Best used as groundcover among open shrubs or small trees. Plant 1–1 1/2 ft. apart. In a well-watered garden, it can becomes a rampant invader. Fruit attracts birds.

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