Veronica persica (Persian speedwell) and Veronica polita (Gray field speedwell) are plants which bloom in early spring in fields, gardens, and lawns. The flowers of each are very similar, and V. polita may often be overlooked, assumed to be the more common V. persica.
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Hypericum perforatum (Common St. John’s wort) and Hypericum punctatum (Spotted St. John’s wort) closely resemble each other, with yellow, five petaled flowers about 1/2 inch in diameter and similarly sized plants (about 1 to 2 feet in height). Both bloom in early to mid-summer. From a distance, they appear identical, but can be distinguished upon closer examination.
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