Plant ID forum: Need help identifying a wild perennial plant.

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Georgia, United States (Zone 7b)
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Nisauabukunouki
Dec 17, 2017 11:26 AM CST
I recently came across this plant. I noticed it has some red berries on them that look similar to strawberries. After some research I sorta narrowed it down to two species. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.... I'm not 100% sure the plant is just limited to those two species. However, assuming it is of those two species, I'm sorta in a predicament when it comes to finding out what type it is. The Virginia berry is native to my area and the berries look similar. The plant its self-doesn't look similar. When I looked at the woodland berry they are native to my area and it's tall and lanky like the ones I have. The only difference is the fruit doesn't look similar. Any and all help is apricated.

Another side question I have is if they're editable. I don't plan on eating them but I'm just curious.

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 17, 2017 12:10 PM CST
That is a mock Strawberry.

Mock Strawberry (Potentilla indica)
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Georgia, United States (Zone 7b)
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Nisauabukunouki
Dec 17, 2017 12:21 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:That is a mock Strawberry.

Mock Strawberry (Potentilla indica)


Yeah, it definitely shows almost all of the similarities. I will definitely keep an eye on them to see what color their flowers are. Thank's for your help!
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Dec 17, 2017 1:15 PM CST
You're welcome .. they don't taste all that great. The flowers are yellow

"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

Abraham Lincoln
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