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: (2002). Rosaceae. In: . 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.