Barren Strawberry: a fruitless venture | Nature Notes from Dorset

There are two common strawberry plants that can be seen in the wild, the wild strawberry which actually produces ripe fruit and the barren strawberry (Potentilla sterilis) in which the fruit does not ripen; indeed the fruit does not appear! Fortunately that is not the only difference but they can still be bit of a challenge to tell apart.
They flower at slightly different times with the barren strawberry coming out earlier in spring that the wild strawberry but the real clue is in the flower itself. 

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