Another wildflower I almost missed. The flowers are less than 1/4-inch in diameter. The blue color of the flowers ‘disappears’ in the green of the foliage.
The patch of Bird-eye Speedwell. It's easy to see how I'd miss it.
An individual flower
The leaves are opposite
As the plant grows, blooms develop in the leaf axils
Bird-eye Speedwell (Veronica persica) is native to Eurasia. I grows throughout most of the United States and Canada.
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- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Veronica persica (Birdeye Speedwell)
- Southeastern Flora: Bird-eye Speedwell (Veronica persica)
- Wikipedia: Veronica persica
- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower