Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wayside Speedwell

Thyme-Leaved Speedwell, Spring's earliest flower.

Thyme-Leaved Speedwell

This flowering perennial grows close to the ground, so get down on your hands and knees to enjoy. In the woods it can be seen peeking up from amongst the decaying leaves.

Thyme-Leaved Speedwell

Speedwell flower by a sidewalk
See Kansas Wildflowers for details on the lower. The flower is also called Veronica. but this larger collection of flowers has over 500 species.

This is an edible plant that some say has a taste similar to watercress. One should always exercise caution in eating untested plants.

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