Henbit is a member of the mint family.  This winter annual blooms in early spring with purple tubular shaped flowers.  The stems of this plant are square, green to purple in color and smooth.  The stems of this broadleaf weed can reach about a foot tall.  The leaves are rounded with serrated round edges that grow opposite from one another.  Henbit reproduces by seed.  This plant thrives in cool and fertile soil.  Henbit is seldom seen in healthy, dense turf grass.


Lamium Amplexicaule


Treat this plant with a selective broadleaf herbicide when the plant is actively growing.

Similar broadleaf weeds.

  • Ground Ivy
  • Purple Deadnettle

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