To minnesippi - sorry for the delay responding - car trouble:-) I ordered from PCH and this is the second, and last, time I will do so. I think you are right about the dead plant in pic#2 - there are 3 of them in each pot (which came with 6 bare root plants) - all of which did not give me strawberries but rather what you see in the pics - they were potted a few days after they were received, in May, and what you see started growing in mid July. When they started growing, the leaves had were the shape of a strawberry with red edges; so, naturally, I thought it was some sort of hybird ;-) Thank you for your reply - I will look into the goosefoot and pigweed suggestion.
PCH is Publishers Clearing House and they do sell just about everything from soup(not yet) to nuts(yes). They started, years ago ('70's I believe) with magazines then started adding other small products, under $20.00, and now up to $100.00. Unfortunately, in my opinion, their quality has gone down, as their prices have gone up; much like all business. Their CD's, DVD's have been OK but I will not buy any plants from them again; they will back up their products and send you a replacement but by the time the replacement comes, it would be too late to plant it. Enough on PCH.
I still am not sure what the "strawberry" plants are. I looked up 'goosefoot' and 'pigweed' but found none that had the same look, color, etc., as shown in the pictures. Admittedly, there are a large number of varieties, and I haven't looked at all of them, but so far - no luck.