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Indian Mock Strawberry

Description

Indian mock strawberry is a perennial, spreading by hairy stolons (runners). Leaflets are toothed and hairy with long, hairy petioles with leaf-like stipules (basal appendages). Single flowers with five yellow petals are borne on long stalks from the leaf axils. The fruit is red and fleshy and similar in appearance to the commercial strawberry though smaller and tasteless. It is similar in appearance and growth habit to wild strawberry, but it has yellow flowers instead of white and teeth on leaf edges are rounded rather than sharp-pointed.

Cultural Control

Improving surface drainage, aerating when needed, and watering infrequently will help reduce Indian mock-strawberry encroachment.

Chemical Control

Herbicide and Formulation
Amount of Formulation per 1,000 sq ft
Amount of Formulation per Acre
Pounds Active Ingredient per Acre

Preemergence and Postemergence Control

Herbicide and Formulation

mesotrione, MOA 27 (Tenacity) 4 SC

Amount of Formulation per 1,000 sq ft

0.092 to 0.183 fl oz

Amount of Formulation per Acre

4 to 8 fl oz

Pounds Active Ingredient per Acre

0.125 to 0.25

Precaution and Remarks

Use on residential turf, golf courses (not greens) and sod farms for pre- and postemergence weed control. Tolerant turfgrasses include St. Augustinegrass, centipedegrass, tall fescue, fine fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, and perennial ryegrass. Add a nonionic surfactant and repeat application after 2 to 3 weeks for improved postemergence control. Tank mix with Barricade 65 WG for extended preemergence grassy weed control. Can be applied at seeding to all tolerant grasses except fine fescue. After turf germination, wait 4 weeks or until turf has been mowed twice before making a postemergence application. Also controls henbit, chickweed, dandelion, white clover, Florida betony, Florida pusley, ground ivy, oxalis, wild violet, creeping bentgrass, and yellow nutsedge.

Preemergence and Postemergence Control

Herbicide and Formulation

sulfentrazone + prodiamine, MOA 14 + 3 (Echelon 4 SC) 4 SC

Amount of Formulation per 1,000 sq ft

0.184 to 0.826 fl oz

Amount of Formulation per Acre

0.5 to 2.25 pt

Pounds Active Ingredient per Acre

0.25 to 1.125

Precaution and Remarks

For use in residential and institutional lawns, athletic fields, sod farms, golf course fairways and roughs, roadsides, utility right-of-ways, railways, and industrial areas. Apply to turf following a second mowing if a good root system has been established. Apply up to 12 fluid ounces per acre to bentgrass at 0.5 inches or higher, fine fescue, and perennial ryegrass. Apply 18 to 24 fluid ounces per acre to perennial bluegrass, tall fescue, and all warm season grasses except St. Augustinegrass (do not apply) and bermudagrass (apply 18 to 36 fluid ounces per acre). For sod production, apply 6 months after establishment, and do not harvest within 3 months. Do not apply with adjuvants or surfactants. Echelon should not be applied to cool-season turf with N-containing fertilizers unless some short-term discoloration is tolerable.

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Species Data

Growth Season/Life Cycle

perennial weed

Growth Habit

prostrate, spreading

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Leaflet Number

three; first few leaves are simple, rest are trifoliates

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Leaf Margin

roundish teeth

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Leaf Hairs

dense hairs on upper surface

Leaf/Leaflet Shape

oval/egg-shaped/elliptical

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Leaf Width

1/2 - 2 inches

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Leaf Venation

pinnate

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Leaf Arrangement

alternate

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Root Type

fibrous; note also the stolons associated with this plant

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Flower Color

yellow

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