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Henbit (WA) — Lamium amplexicaule — Family: Lamiaceae — Mint

© Copyright 2004-2017, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2017, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2017, Ronald Calhoun.
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Henbit is a winter annual that typically invades new seedings and thin turf (prefers nutrient rich soil). As with most winter annual weeds, they are most noticeable in the year of establishment. As turf density increases after renovation, henbit will not persist after the following spring.

Leaves are attached without a petiole to the stem and tend to clasp the stem. Purple flowers are produced on the slender ascending stems.

Seedlings look like creeping and corn speedwell.