6/11/2007

One Person's Weed...

(Toledo, OH) To your left id a blossom of a wild strawberry plant, which is sometimes referred to as the Mock strawberry (Potentilla indica). Many homeowners curse this plant, but I am a sort of live-and-let-live person when it comes to my lawn.

The berries are also a source of food for the neighborhood birds, so I get the added benefit of attracting more songbirds by leaving this plant alone.

The berries are edible to humans, although they are a bit dry and lacking the flavor of "true" strawberries.

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