Lamium amplexicaule [Lamiaceae]

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Scientific Name Lamium amplexicaule USDA PLANTS Symbol LAAM
Common Name Henbit ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 32539
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Widespread, all soils, lawns, gardens and disturbed areas.
Plant: Upright and sprawling, somewhat hairy, short, winter annual 2 to 16 inches tall, branched from base.
Leaves: Thick, broad, rounded, and somewhat cordate or reniform, veined, 1/4 to almost 1-inch across; edges with shallow lobes and coarsely and irregularly crenate; lower leaves petiolate; upper leaves sessile becoming bract-like near blossoms.
Inflorescence: Six to 12 purple/lavender blossoms in whorls around stems occurring above sessile leaves, each 1/2 to 5/8-inch long with two lips; upper lip shaped like a hood; lower lip divided into two rounded lobes with dark pink/purple spots.
Bloom Period: November to May.
References: Illinois Wildflowers, SEINet, and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
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