The mock strawberry may look juicy but its taste has been described as everything from insipid to poisonous!
D. indica is not a berry and like its more delicious cousin is actually an accessory fruit. Such fruits are not ovary-derived but other tissue adjacent to it.
In the case of the straw"berries", the fruits are the hard seed-like structures, outside the fleshy achene,
The not-mocking strawberry achene
The not so polite one
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