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June 28, 2012 / Rae Spencer

Naming the Weeds

This weed has always grown in our yard, but I never bothered to look it up because I assumed it was wild strawberry. The little red fruits seemed so distinctive. Yesterday, as I searched for a link to include with this post, I realized that the yellow flowers are all wrong. Wild strawberry should have white flowers. After reading more online and consulting my old wildflower guide, I now believe this is Indian Mock-Strawberry.

(I would love a little help with this one. Please comment with corrections or confirmation!)


  1. jean / Jun 28 2012 3:07 PM

    So cool!

  2. mike585 / Jun 28 2012 6:01 PM

    I think you are correct, Rae. The plant is potentilla indica.

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