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Group of flowering plants.  Key characteristics: plants have square stems and the upper leaves lack petioles and surround the stem.

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Entire fields appear painted in the early spring.

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Flower closeup.  Key characteristics: flowers occur in the upper leaf axils and their color ranges from pink to purple.  Right photo courtesy of Randy Eubanks.

Life cycle: winter annual.