What is the plant
Potentilla indica known commonly as mock strawberry, Indian-strawberry, or false strawberry, is a flowering plant in the family Rosaceae. It has foliage and an aggregate accessory fruit similar to that of a true strawberry.
Potentilla indica is native to eastern and southern Asia, but has been introduced to many other areas as a medicinal and an ornamental plant, subsequently naturalizing in many regions worldwide. It has yellow flowers, unlike the white or slightly pink flowers of true strawberries. The fruit is edible but bland and dry. The leaves of Mock Strawberry are edible too as pot herb or the can be used in cooking. Strawberry Indian makes a great perennial evergreen ground cover, and once established this creeping plant spreads very fast by runners to set new plants at no time. Mock Strawberry also popular for growing in containers, over the walls, woodlands, grassy slopes, and rock gardens, or as an ornamental houseplant.
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