Last week, I wrote a post about Bradford Pear Trees, one of the prettiest early-Spring blooming trees here in Vicksburg. While I was out taking pictures of the Bradford Pears, I noticed several patches of tiny purple "weeds" growing amongst the grass near the pear trees. Of course, I had to get a closer look at the pretty purple flowers, so I stopped and took some pictures of them, too.
As I looked through the macro lens of my camera, I was amazed at how beautiful these delicate little flowers are up close. You can click on the photos to enlarge them, if you'd like.
After googling "purple weeds," I discovered that my purple flowers are a member of the mint family and are called "Henbit." A winter annual that blooms in the spring, Henbit is found throughout the United States. It's probably not very popular when it's growing in your grass ... but, after seeing these pictures, perhaps the next time you see some on the side of the road, you will remember the beauty hidden amongst all those little purple "weeds."