Answer: You may be describing Potentilla, a perennial plant which can either be spreading like a groundcover or grow into a clump. Other kinds are shrubby. All have leaves divided into three to seven leaflets, shaped almost fan-like and reminiscent of strawberry leaves. The fruits are not considered edible, although they are not toxic. For safety in the garden it's always a good idea to teach children not to taste leaves or berries without your permission.
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