Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

Henbit is a winter annual occasionally found in lawns in early spring. The lower leaves have a stalk while the upper leaves clasp the stem. Stems are square, like other members of the mint family. All the leaves are coarsely toothed and opposite from each other. Flowers appear in May and are about one-half inch long, trumpet-shaped, pinkish white to purple, and form just above upper leaves.

Structure: Grows erect up to 16″ tall

Life Cycle: Winter annual, reproduces by seeds

What To Look For: Pink to purple flowers with hairy upper surfaces on leaves

Growth Period: Flowers in early spring; seeds mature from April to June – will disappear under high-temperature stress