ENVIRONMENT

Change of Season Announced by Tiny Flower

Birdeye Speedwell (Veronica persica) in author’s garden

Today in the garden my heart leapt at a lovely sight: this year’s first flower.

It was a Speedwell, specifically Veronica persica, known by many names including Persian Speedwell, Common Field Speedwell, Winter Speedwell, and my favorite, Birdeye Speedwell.