Potentilla indica (Andrews) T. Wolf
Synonym: Duchesnea indica
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Duchesnea indica of Michigan Flora

A native of Asia, sometimes planted as a ground cover, and locally established as a weed at the edges of gardens, walks, and streets, and occasionally in moist, disturbed forests. First collected in 1971 in Washtenaw Co.

The flowers are yellow, but this species otherwise resembles a strawberry, with extensively developed runners or stolons. The enlarged receptacle, dotted with red achenes, lacks flavor or aroma.


Barry County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 29, 2021. https://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2478.