Appalachian Barren-strawberry introduced to Europe?

Do any of the more botany oriented folks here know if such an introduction has taken place, or are all these : a function of reliance on the vision system?


It is apparently sometimes cultivated in Europe, though whether the plants are correctly named I have no idea but I can find no reference to it occurring as naturalized. Two other Waldsteinia species are native in parts of Europe and are cultivated and naturalized beyond their native range so there could well be confusion with them going on here.

EDIT - A specimen from Wiltshire, UK was found in 1974 and identified as W. fragarioides by the British Museum. Presumably a short-lived garden escape.

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Some of these observation were actually misidentified. There were Geum urbanum, Potentilla and Ranunculus species among them.


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