India mockstrawberry, more...
[Duchesnea indica (Andrews) Teschem., more]
Lfls ovate or elliptic, 2-4 cm, crenate, sparsely strigose beneath; peduncles 3-10 cm; fls 14-18 mm wide; fr resembling a strawberry but insipid, 1 cm thick; 2n=42, 84. Native of Asia, established in moist waste places here and there in our range. Apr.-Aug.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
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From Flora of Indiana (1940) by Charles C. Deam
I found this species to be common in one place at the base of the sandstone bluff along the Ohio River in Rockport, Spencer County. I reported it from a marsh in Porter County but later discovered that my specimen was Rubus pubescens Raf. Peattie also reported it from the same place in Porter County, no doubt basing his report upon mine and overlooking the fact that I had published a correction. There is, however, a specimen collected by T. G. Yuncker in the herbarium of DePauw University. It was collected along a roadside near Greencastle, Putnam County, where it was established. There is a specimen from Montgomery County in the herbarium of Wabash College. It was collected by A. R. Bechtel in Crawfordsville, where it has escaped and become established. This species is a rare introduction since there are only four records from this state and only one report from Ohio.
Indiana Coefficient of Conservatism: C = null, non-native
Wetland Indicator Status: n/a
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