Connecticut Plants
Indian Strawberry
Potentilla indica (Andr.) T. Wolf

The "Indian" in the name refers not to Native Americans, but to the country in Asia. Indian strawberry is native to India and adjacent parts of Asia.

  • Synonyms: Duchesnea indica (Andr.) Focke
  • Family: rose (Rosaceae)
  • Habitat: moist waste places, lawns
  • Height: 2-5 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: April to August
  • Origin: Asia
Duchesnea indica (Andr.) Focke
Duchesnea indica (Andr.) Focke

Indian strawberry has fruits that look like strawberries, but they have no flavor.