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Barren Strawberry, Appalachian Barren Strawberry
Full sun to part shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, prefers humus-rich soil but tolerates a wide range of soils including clay, slightly acid pH. 4-8 inches height, blooms in spring, yellow flowers, spreads slowly by runner-like rhizomes.
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Native Region: Scattered in eastern half of Tennessee
Although it resembles a strawberry plant, fruit is dry, not fleshy. Best as an evergreen groundcover for small areas of the border. Minimal maintenance required. Best propagated by division.