Yellow-flowered Strawberry - Potentilla indica

    Alternative names
    Duchesnea indica

    Unlike our usual white flowered strawberry, this species has yellow flowers and the fruits are lacking the appealing flavour.

    Identification difficulty
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    Usually found as an escape from cultivation, and often close to habitation.

    When to see it

    The yellow flowers are produced in mid spring, then sporadically throughout the growing season. 

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread but infrequent in England and Wales as an escape from cultivation.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequently recorded escape from cultivation in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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