Common names: Mock Strawberry
Description: Perennial, creeping herb from stolons. Stems are covered in fine hairs.
Flowers: Solitary flowers consisting of 5 yellow petals with large, leafy sepals surrounding. Produces a small red berry, similar to commerical strawberries.
Leaves: Trifoliate leaflets, ovate to elliptical in shape 3/4 to 3 inches long. Hairy with rounded teeth. Leaflets are connected to a longer petiole (leafstem) by a much shorter petiole. Petioles are hairy.
Reproduction: By seed and stolons.
Flowering: April to June
Habitat and Ecology: Native to Asia.
Wild strawberry is similar, although flowers are white.