Henbit

(Lamium amplexicaule)

Henbit

Characteristics
Leaves Flowers
henbit leaves henbit-flowers

Growing habits: Erect or decumbent winter annual or biennial herb, square stem

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots from taproot

Leaf anatomy: Leaves opposite, triangular to circular, margins with rounded teeth, venation palmate, dark green on top but lighter green below

Reproduction: Inflorescences consist of whorls in axis of upper leaves, corolla fused, red-violet in color; mericarp fruits

References: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice