Etymology: Duchesnea: after A.N. Duchesne (1747-1827), a French botanist
Plants: creeping, perennial forb; stems thin, with a few leaves from the nodes; short rhizomes
Leaves: long stalked, 3-parted, basal, oval to elliptical
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, 5 sepals alternating with and shorter than the large, leaf-like, 3 toothed bracts below the flower; blooms April-Aug.
Fruits: red berry, not juicy or edible
Habitat: disturbed areas
Conservation Status: Introduced - locally established
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