Indian Strawberry (Mock Strawberry)
A weedy, ground-hugging plant that roots from runners. Flowers solitary, arising from leafy joints along the stems, with 5 leafy bracts at the base of the flower that are toothed and larger than the sepals. Petals 5, yellow. Blooms April-June. Leaves compound with 3 parts; leaflets coarsely toothed, each with its own small stalk; leaves and stems sparsely hairy. Fruits resemble miniature strawberries, but they are not juicy and lack flavor.
Similar species: Wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) is similar but has white petals and fruit that is delicious.