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.

Similar Species

Potentilla reptans

Identification difficulty
ID guidance

Fleshy red fruits; epicalyx segments three-toothed at apex

Recording advice

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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

UK Map