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R. W. Smith
Waldsteinia fragarioides of Michigan Flora.
Rather local, but often abundant when found. In northern Michigan, generally in open thickets, savannas, or forests, including thin soil over rock outcrops, with conifers and/or aspen and birch; in the southern part of the state, mostly in moist deciduous forests.
Although this species somewhat resembles a wild strawberry in habit, the leaflets are obtuse or rounded (not acute), the achenes and receptacle are dry, and the petals are yellow; bractlets in the calyx, if present at all, are minute and not all developed. The leaves are ± winter-green; old ones are evident with the new growth at flowering time (May–June).