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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Beautiful Groundcover

~~~~Strawberry update~~~~
The above picture are Wild Strawberries.
Completely edible. Smaller in size but
more flavorful than commercial strawberries.
This is a Wood Strawberry! This is what is
growing in my flower garden! It is edible,
but tasteless. Too bad! And, according to Google,
there are no poisonous plants that resemble strawberries.
Whew! But if it's tasteless, what's the point!?
They suggest putting them in salads just for the color.
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Original post...
This pretty ground cover found our yard and started spreading!
Anybody know the name? It's like little mock strawberries in the
berries and the leaves! So pretty....I wonder if it's poisonous!

18 comments:

  1. Growing up we always called it wild strawberries and my mother always warned us not to eat the berries. I'm not sure of its "real" name. Lovely photo.

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  2. P.S. Your sidebar peonies are beautiful!

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  3. Oh that is pretty! Yep, better ask someone who knows, wouldn't want your young to fancy upon that for a snack.

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  4. Are they wild strawberries? I didn't think they were poisonous just tasteless. Please let us know what you find out.
    Love the new look to the blog! It's always so refreshing to stop by.

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  5. To me this look like wild forest strawberries. We used to pick these as kids.;))
    Of course you should ask an expert to be sure.;))

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  6. we have them as well and have always called them wild strawberries~

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  7. Yep, wild strawberries is what I always heard it called. I saw some in my backyard this past weekend. It is pretty isn't it.

    Your peonies just out of this world!

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  8. we called them wild strawberries when i was a kid as well. my brother tasted one once and said it was very bitter. he lived to tell the tale, too! i agree that it is a very pretty plant!

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  9. Thanks all ~ I guess I'll call them wild strawberries...(and maybe not eat them!) I'm glad they have adopted my flower garden!

    Yes, the peonies held up well this year! We had a full week of them blooming before any rain came to weight them to the ground. It's the first year in a long time that we've been able to enjoy them for such a long time!

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  10. we have the same in our back yard!! my mom says it's wild strawberries...too scared to eat them! i figure if the birds don't eat them...i shouldn't either!

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  11. Beautiful! But I guess you better not eat them. :^)

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  12. I just remember that I learned never to eat a berry if I didn't know what it was and that it was safe. They are pretty though.

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  13. looks like wild strawberries to me too! YUM!

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  14. We have blackberries on one side of the pond and I never stopped to think about eating them,,,,just picked and inhaled....they were delicious,,,,been several days, guess my chances of poison are over (hope so) I'd better slow down and think!!!

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  15. We have Wood Strawberries in the Enchanted Forest...I was so disappointed to find out that they are tasteless with a little bit of sour! YUK.

    As I drove by your house this a.m. there was a baby bunny sitting in your yard as if you had placed him perfectly! It was so pretty.

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  16. Jill ~ that baby bunny has been around all spring. He's been nibbling in my herb garden, too! I wonder if he can smell Nugget through the screen door!

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  17. Oooh this makes me want strawberry shortcake, so simple, sweet and nutritious too! Hey, i just saw your photo on the side! Whoa, brave girl. Good to see a bigger image. Lovely.

    I liked your sisters image too and get teh "plug" comment I think. It's coming together a bit but certainly no need to say more if you don;t care to. you are supported a lot here as you well know.

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  18. Informative update... and to think I could've been eating them!

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