Distribution: Introduced west of the Cascades, British Columbia to California, and in the east, Nebraska to New York south to Texas to Florida
Habitat: Ornamental, occasionally escapes
Flowers: May - June
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous, silky-hairy perennial, the stems trailing and freely rooting at the nodes, producing off-set plants.
Leaves slender-petiolate, the stipules toothed or lobed; leaflets 3, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 2-4 cm. long, with rounded teeth.
Flowers single on axillary peduncles; calyx saucer-shaped, 4-6 mm. long at flowering, the five lobes considerably shorter than the alternating, broadly obovate, 3-5 lobed bracteoles; petals 5, deciduous, yellow, 3-5 mm. long; stamens 20-25, shorter than the petals; pistils numerous.
Fruit a reddish achene; receptacle becoming enlarged, hemispheric, fleshy in fruit (strawberry-like).