31. Duchesnea indica (Andrews) Focke ROSACEAE

In its creeping habit and red fruit, this plant resembles a small strawberry, but its flowers are bright yellow and the fruits are tasteless if not inedible. It is widespread from Afghanistan eastwards to Japan and Indonesia, but also occurs naturalised in Africa, North America and Europe.

Hand coloured lithograph of Duchesnea indica form Wight’s Spicilegium Neilgherrense

     

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