Any ideas about this weed that masquerades as a strawberry plant?
Well, it can't be cinquefoil as it only has three leaves (not five) but it does appear to be some type of Potentilla. Post pics after it blooms to have a better chance at getting an ID.
"Typical cinquefoils look most similar to the strawberries, but differ in usually having dry, inedible fruit (hence the name "barren strawberry" for some species). Many cinquefoil species have leaves divided into five leaflets arranged palmately like the fingers of a hand. Some species, such as the Barren Strawberry, have just three leaflets, and others (e.g. P. anserina) up to 15 or more leaflets arranged pinnately."
Probably Duchesnea indica, as HelloMissMary suggested:
I think I remember of it making yellow flowers, but I'm not sure. We have a bazillion weeds and wildflowers here.
Looks exactly like it, thanks! Thanks to everyone for your help!
Tomorrow I had planned to take a photo and post an inquiry about a mystery plant that is gowing in my flower box. It turns out to be the same kind of plant that KyWoods has. What a conincidence! The cinquefoil fairies must have had a busy time planting this spring. ;-)
I have this in my garden this year too. I was going to ask about it here. I have this everywhere in my small community garden.