Duchesnea indica (Andrews) Focke

Indian Strawberry

Stoloniferous herb. Leaves of 3 leaflets. Leaflets ovate to rhombic, to 5 cm long, coarsely toothed, hairy; stipules in pairs. Petals 5, yellow. Stamens numerous. Fruit red, fleshy, to about 2 cm wide. Fragaria indica Andrews, also sometimes placed in Potentilla.

This is the only species popular in horticulture; it is used as a groundcover and for hanging baskets. Naturalised in moist sites of Qld and NSW.

China and India.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Duchesnea Smith