Potentilla indica (Andr.) Wolf (Syn. Duchesnea fragarioides Sm.; Duchesnea fragiformis Smith; Duchesnea indica (Andr.) Focke; Duchesnea indica var. albicarpa Y.N.Lee; Duchesnea indica f. albocaput N.Naruhashi; Duchesnea indica var. major Makino; Duchesnea major (Makino) Makino; Duchesnea sundaica Miq.; Fragaria arguta Hook.fil.; Fragaria indica Andrews (ambiguous synonym); Fragaria malayana Roxb.; Fragaria nilagirica Zenk.; Fragaria roxburghii Wight & Arn.; Potentilla anemonefolia var. kleiniana (Wight & Arnott) M.Kitagawa; Potentilla denticulosa Ser.; Potentilla durandii Torr. & Gray; Potentilla fragariifolia Kl. ex Lehm. (ambiguous synonym); Potentilla gracilis Wall. ex Hook.fil. (ambiguous synonym); Potentilla indica f. albocaput (Naruh.) H.Ohashi; Potentilla indica var. major Makino; Potentilla khasiana C.B.Clarke ex B.K.Dixit & G.Panigrahi; Potentilla sundaica (Miq.) W.Theobald (ambiguous synonym); Potentilla trifida Lehm.);
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false strawberry, Indian strawberry, mock strawberry, yellow-flowered strawberry • Hindi: किफलिया kiphaliya • Manipuri: kakyenkhujin laba;
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Perennial spreading herb with long stolons; leaves trifoliate, hairy on both surfaces, leaflets obovate to rhombic-oblong, up to 4 cm long, margin serrate; flower 1.5-2 cm across, yellow; epicalyx 3-lobed at apex; petals oblong-obovate, slightly longer than sepals; carpels free, numerous; fruit fleshy, red, up to 1.5 cm across; Fruits are attractive but deceptive, being totally tasteless to eat. 
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doo-KAY-nee-uh — named for A. N. Duchesne, 18th century French botanist
IN-dih-kuh or in-DEE-kuh — of or from India
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Native of: Asia; widely naturalized elsewhere; also cultivated
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– This also called false strawberry


Yes looking tempting but tasteless



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Duchesnea indica
Rosaceae
Loc.: Upper Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh (ca 700m)
Fruits are edible.


– They are edible but almost tasteless


– Correct but I’ve seen many times Arunachalee boys collecting them from the field. Its also a kind of fun for them.


– It is interesting that Duchesnea indica is locally naturalized in Europe a is flowering sometimes also in Dezemeber of January,



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Duchesnea indica from Morni hills, HaryanaDuchesnea indica (Andrews) Focke, H. G. A. Engler & K. A. E. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(3):33. 1888 syn: Fragaria indica Andrews; Potentilla indica (Andrews) Th. Wolf
Trailing herb common under forest shade and shaded slopes in Morni hills is characterized by strawberry-like leaves, yellow flowers and three-lobed bracts below the calyx; attractive red fruits resembling strawberry (for long plant was known as Fragaria indica) are, however, tasteless.


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ID request: Taken at Garshan(Uttrakhand). April 2011.

False strawberry or Indian Strawberry
Only looks are attractive, fruit is tasteless rather bland



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Wild Strawberry for Botanical ID – 280711 – RK: Would appreciate Bot. ID. The fruit is small – about3/4 cm across & quite tasteless. Pic taken in Los Altos, California in March 2011. Creeping habit.



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Wild Flower for ID – 110811 – RK:  Request ID of this flower. Regret i have only one clear pic of this. The
flower is about 1cm across & is seen in the background in the 2nd pic. Taken in March-April 2011.


Duchesnea indica (Mock strawberry, Indian strawberry)



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Rosaceae week: Duchesnea indica from Shimla:  Duchesnea indica from shimla


Angoor Khate hain


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Duchesnea indica (Andrews) Focke, H. G. A. Engler & K. A. E. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(3):33. 1888
Syn: Fragaria indica Andrews
Common names: false strawberry, Indian-strawberry, mock strawberry, yellow-flowered strawberry
Perennial spreading herb with long stolons; leaves trifoliate, hairy on both surfaces, leaflets obovate to rhombic-oblong, up to 4 cm long, margin serrate; flower 1.5-2 cm across, yellow; epicalyx 3-lobed at apex; petals oblong-obovate, slightly longer than sepals; carpels free, numerous; fruit fleshy, red, up to 1.5 cm across;
Fruits are attractive but deceptive, being totally tasteless to eat. 

Very Common in Kashmir valley in forest shade and wet slopes.



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Loc.: Yingkyong, Upper Siang district (ca 550msl), Arunachal Pradesh
Date: April, 2007.



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Rosaceae Week :: Duchesnea indica … Manali: Duchesnea indica (Andrews) Focke
doo-KAY-nee-uh — named for A. N. Duchesne, 18th century French    botanist
IN-dih-kuh or in-DEE-kuh — of or from India
[image: Duchesnea indica]
Jun 3, 2008 at Manali, Himachal Pradesh
commonly known as: false strawberry, Indian strawberry, mock strawberry, yellow-flowered strawberry • *Hindi*: किफलिया kiphaliya • *Manipuri*: kakyenkhujin laba
Native of: Asia; widely naturalized elsewhere; also cultivated
   – [image: Yellow-flowered Strawberry]…
May 31, 2008 at Manali, Himachal Pradesh
– [image: Indian Strawberry]…
Jun 3, 2008 at Manali, Himachal Pradesh


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Rosaceae Week: Duchesnea indica (Indian Strawberry): Duchesnea indica
Synonyms: Potentilla indica, Fragaria indica
Common names: Indian strawberry, Mock strawberry
Photographed in Nainital


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Rosaceae week- Duchesnea indica: Sharing photographs of Duchesnea indica from Manali.

Family: Rosaceae


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Indian Wild Strawberry 10062012 SR-3:   Indian Wild Strawberry Duchesnea indica Family- Rosaceae 10.03.2012 Buxa Tiger Reserve,West Bengal.



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Flowers and fruits may help but tentatively it is Duchesnea indica.



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FRAGARIA INDICA: Attaching two images of Fragaria indica (syn name Duchesnea indica) . This is a very common weed at this place seen in the gardens. It is a type of Strawberry.



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Wild Plant For ID : Pahalgam : 221013 : AK-3 : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 3 authors.

Small wild plants growing on the lawn of a garden with tiny yellow flowers.

Is this the Mock Strawberry as in FOI?


Duchesnea indica


Duchesnia indica syn fragaria indica



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Attaching an image of a Common Hedge Blue on the flower of Fragaria indica (syn Duchesnea indica).

The plant is commonly known as Indian Strawberry.



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Attaching an image of a Pea Blue butterfly on the flowers of Fragaria indica (INDIAN STRAWBERRY)



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Duchesnea indica ?? – at Sai Ropa – GHNP102 – Nov- PKA9 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Seen this creeping herb at the outskirts of Sai Ropa at GHNP.
Could this be Duchesnea indica ?? (Pl. validate)
Family: Rosaceae
Date/Time: 23-09-2014 / 05:00PM


yes the Indian or non-eatable strawberry

i think it can be eaten though… not quite spectacular a s taste, yet a survival fruit/food.



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ANDEC65 Which Potentilla sp.? : 10 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (2)

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
November 2014


Very common tasteless strawberry..

Duchesnea indica …


The plant is quite clear as Potentilla reptans


Duchesnea indica sometimes also called Potentilla indica


There is no doubt in … id as Duchesnea indica (Jacks.) Focke of Rosaceae.


Seems to be Duchesnea indica.


We have these aplenty here and to the best of my knowledge it’s as others pointed before me a Duchesnea indica or a Himalayan Strawberry. My daughter and I like eating them even if they are quite tasteless.


There are fresh ones starting now. Here is one I saw today.

Duchesnea indica

Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
31 March 2015

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very nice

is it still  the red anthocyanin?  i think so

so what if it does not have acid or sugar

love it



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ANJUN14/15 Duchesnea indica (Jacks.) Focke (Churdhar Trip 15) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)

Family: Rosaceae
Date: 24th May 2015
Place: Renuka Ji-Haripurdhar Route, Himachal Pradesh

Habit: Herb



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Duchesnea indica (Jacks.) Focke as mentioned in The Plant List 2013.
A common trailing herb in subtropical and temperate Uttarakhand.
Fruits are edible though not that tasty as looks in picture.

Photographed near Bhowali, Uttarakhand.


A common species, fruits look tempting but almost tasteless…


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Duchesnea indica (Jacks.) Focke
at Naldehra on May 31, 2008

at Manali on June 3, 2008 


I have no words to express regarding images which are much more clear and contrasted. Your identification is cent percent correct as Duchesnea indica which is also naturally occurring in Darjeeling, Sikkim & Arunachal Pradesh.


Thank you very much … for the appreciation, and for the validation.

Most of my IDs have come from our friends in eFI group !!


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Duchesnea indica (Andrews) Focke, H. G. A. Engler & K. A. E. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(3):33. 1888 syn: Fragaria indica Andrews; Potentilla indica (Andrews) Th. Wolf

Trailing herb common under forest shade and shaded slopes in Morni hills is characterized by strawberry-like leaves, yellow flowers and three-lobed bracts below the calyx; attractive red fruits resembling strawberry (for long plant was known as Fragaria indica) are, however, tasteless.



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Duchesnea indica (Andrews) Focke, H. G. A. Engler & K. A. E. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(3):33. 1888
syn:  Fragaria indica Andrews; Potentilla indica (Andrews) Th. Wolf
Photographed from Kashmir


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Duchesnea indica.


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Wild herb seen inside Jim Corbett with a tiny yellow flower.
Kindly validate.

Correctly identified. It is D.indica.

Seems to be Duchesnea indica (Syn Fragaria indica).



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The plant for ID-PC-49-30.09.2015 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

please identify the plant from Uttarakhand.


Here are two different plants …!!

First one seems to be Duchesnea indica, second Reinwartdtia indica….


Thanks … for correcting my mistake and identifying both the plants.



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Duchesnea indica (Andrews) Focke : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)

Sharing some pictures of Duchesnea indica (Andrews) Focke shot in Surya Vinayak Bhaktapur Nepal on 11 September 2016 at 4600 ft. 


I also think matches with images at 

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Potentilla indica (Andrews) Th.Wolf



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Duchesnea indica : New Jersey : 03AUG19 : AK-7 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Seen growing wild in a garden with other plants during June, 2017.

Kindly validate.

May be as per Duchesnea indica
I am not sure with these images.

I guess there is only one sp. So it could be the same.

Thanks for validating.




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VoF Week: Flower for ID: Photographed this flower in Govindghat area on 16.08.2012.

Pl. identify.


This can be Fragaria sp..


Since petals are yellow and lobed epicalyx are lacking it should be Potentilla


Could it be Potentilla reptans?


Thanks …, but P. reptans would have 5 leaflets.


Potentilla indica (Andr.) Wolf ??


Yes, matches with images at Duchesnea indica


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Botanical Name: Duchesnea indica: 1 high res. image.
Habit: herb

Location: Rajouri jandk
Date: 15-05-2021

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Duchesnea indica (Mock Strawberry): 1 image.
Habit:Herb mostly found In paddy fields and roadsides. 

Location:Kulgam, Jammu and Kashmir


Yes, common in Kashmir, looks like strawberry but not as sweet


I can say it is tasteless…



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