WANTED: Indian Strawberry

Duchesnea indica

Physical Characteristics

Weedy plant that tends to be ground-hugging and has 5 yellow petals that flower and arise from the leafy joints along the stems. The fruits of this plant resemble a tiny strawberry except the fruit has no flavor and contains no juice. It's flowering height can reach up to 2 and a half inches and the stem length can get to be more than 1 foot.


Open areas in fields, prairies, and woods. Usually found in urban, suburban, and disturbed areas. The plant is native to eastern and southern Asia.

Offenses Made and Steps Being Taken

The "weeds" grow in lawns over the U.S. and they have a special chemical lawn-treatment specialist that comes out and to kill them. There have been pesticides made to kill the plants.