A perennial, herbaceous plant resembling a strawberry, with creeping, rather stout rootstock. Leaves tufted, mainly basal, long petioled, glabrous or somewhat pubescent, three-foliate; leaflets obovate, obtuse at the apex, tapering at the base with crenate or sometimes incised margins, 1 to 2 inches long. Flowering scapes slender, erect, bracted, corymbosely three to eight-flowered; pedicels slender, often drooping; flowers yellow, one-half to two-thirds of an inch broad; petals five, obovate and longer than the five ovate-lanceolate, acute calyx lobes; stamens eight, inserted on the throat of the calyx; achenes of the fruit four to six, finely pubescent.
Rocky woods, shaded hillsides and banks, New Brunswick to Ontario, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and Oregon. Flowering in May and June.
Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum
Barren Or Dry Strawberry - Waldsteinia fragarioides