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TxN
Winchester, IN

May 10, 2009
7:17 PM

Post #6530459

Just moved to the country and have a large yard of several unknown plants.
Hope you can help me identify them as I find time to take a picture of 'em.
This one I thought was a strawberry, but don't strawberries have 3 leaves?
Please don't tell me it's a poison ivy as my wife is highly alergic!

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ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

May 10, 2009
7:24 PM

Post #6530488

It's definitely not poison ivy. It looks an awful lot like one of the Fragaria, but those herbaceous-y things aren't my specialty.

I think strawberries can be kind of variable in the number of leaflets composing the leaf.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 10, 2009
7:41 PM

Post #6530531

There are a number of plants in the frame; the one in the center with 5-part leaflets is a Potentilla spp.. There's another plant immediately to the right of that one which seems to have 3 leaves.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 10, 2009
7:54 PM

Post #6530561

Dewberries, Blackberries looked at?
Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2009
8:22 PM

Post #6530635

as altagardener said, aka cinquefoil. It's a weed.

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 12, 2009
10:17 AM

Post #6537688

I think this is a weed...it appears in my gardens in NH and if left alone...it has long runners that attached themselves to the dirt and grow new plants.
TxN
Winchester, IN

May 17, 2009
2:16 PM

Post #6559687

Thanks to everyone for their feedback.
(Sorry for the dely in this, but my 'puter went out and had to rebuild)
lmalarkey
Pittsburgh, PA

May 18, 2009
8:53 PM

Post #6566332

It looks like a wild strawberry plant.

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