Birdseye Speedwell, Veronica persica.
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"A flowering weed;It's cool in the back yard and near the fence mixed with the wild Spanish strawberries a little blue flower is growing wild. It's petals are closed in the early morning dampness, almost too small to notice.
Hearing its name,
I looked anew at it."
As the sun warms the air, the small sky blue flower with dark stripes and white center, slowly opens. The name Birdseye Speedwell, how charming. Only a weed? No, these delicate blooms again remind me how much beauty is found in the often overlooked small things of life.
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