Monday, September 9, 2013
From the Botanical Register, Vol. I, 1815. The drawing is by Sydenham Edwards. —This little plant, having been introduced and lovingly pampered as an exotic ornamental, is now a ubiquitous weed in shady lawns all over eastern North America. In spite of the conclusion of this article, it is now known as Duchesnea indica or, more recently, Potentilla indica, making it a three-leaved cinquefoil.