A Tiny Flower

“Sometimes the little things in life are more than enough.” – Koustav Saha

On an ordinary day, I wouldn’t have noticed this plant that is on the banks of the wetlands. I may have even considered it as a weed. But because this is no ordinary time, I had more time to, as they say, to “stop and smell the roses.”

This is a Persicaria decipens/Slender Knotweed, a native Australian plant that blooms from December to April. It is tiny but the colour is bright and stands out, especially amidst the green grass.

Fun fact: Aboriginal people has some of the Persicaria species as their source of food and its leaf and the stem were used as fish poison. This is also a food source for a range of birds.

This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge

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