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First sighting of this vibrant, early spring perennial field flower for 2017.  Commonly called Bird’s Eye Speedwell, Persian Speedwell, or Winter Speedwell, Veronica persica flowers are barely large enough to cover a fingertip and thus are easily overlooked.  It originally hails from the Asian continent, and tends to spread more easily by cut stems via mowing action versus seed.  Considered by many a ‘pesky weed’ that takes advantage of weak patches in struggling lawns, I delight in spotting the tiny, sapphire-striped wanderer.

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