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Henbit, Henbit Deadnettle - Lamium amplexicaule

Family: Lamiaceae - Mint family Genus Common Name: Deadnettle Native Status: Introduced
Lamium amplexicaule - Henbit, Henbit Deadnettle. The deadnettles are native to Europe and Asia, but are now widely naturalized in the United States. As with many non-native species which have become widespread in the U.S. Henbit Deadnettle blooms early. It is easily confused with Purple Deadnettle - L. purpureum - which has petioled leaves all the way to the top leaves. The middle and upper leaves of L. amplexicaule do not have petioles. The leaves of Henbit (L. amplexicaule) are also typically smaller than those of Purple Deadnettle.

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Distribution of Lamium amplexicaule in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 25 Feb 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2009-March-18Photographer: Gerald C Williamson f/6.3 ISO200
Henbit blossoms are pretty typical of the mints, with the long corolla tube and hood over the long "lip" of the lower corolla lobe.
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