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Mock Strawberry

Two more yellow wildflowers showed up on my photowalk yesterday... These mock strawberry flowers close up in the evening so I had to go out earlier than normal to catch them open. I learned a valuable lesson -- don't lay on the ground to shoot in a wooded area with a fleece jacket on... you get stuff over you that can't be brushed off easily...

 

wikipedia: The mock strawberry, also called Indian strawberry or false strawberry, has foliage and fruit similar to true strawberry, though it is not in the genus Fragaria. It can readily be distinguished by its yellow flowers, as opposed to the flowers of true strawberries which are white or slightly pink. It is native to eastern and southern Asia, but has been introduced to many other areas as an ornamental plant. It has been naturalized in many regions, including the southern United States

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Taken on April 27, 2010