what its this plant

Asked June 2, 2016, 9:03 AM EDT

This plant its growing all around my garden. I want to know if this is a strawberry or something that i have to worry about. Thank you

Mercer County New Jersey invasive indian strawberry horticulture mock strawberry

1 Response

This looks like Indian strawberry--which is not a true strawberry at all, but a fake one. Unfortunately, it is an alien invasive plant which is basically a weed in the home landscape. Do not let it get into any natural or wild areas if you can.

It is not edible. Here is more information: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/indian-mock-strawberry

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