Is it poison ivy

Asked April 12, 2016, 3:30 PM EDT

Dear expert: There are several plants in my garden this year. I am concerned whether it is poison ivy. Attached is a picture. Could you please help me identify the plant? Thanks.

Baltimore County Maryland

3 Responses

This is Indian (or Mock) strawberry. That's "Indian" as in India.

This is a non-native invasive plant and we'd recommend that you pull it immediately, which should be easy this time of year. It will have yellow flowers, red seedy fake strawberries (not edible), and spreads quickly by runners that root wherever they touch the soil.


I put it out this afternoon. Thanks.