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Henbit

Lamium amplexicaule

Henbit

Synonyms:

Dead nettle, bee nettle, blind nettle

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Winter annual
Growth Habit: Prostrate
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Type: Round to heart-shaped
Leaf Margin: Deeply lobed
Leaf Hairs: Nearly none
Leaf Structure: Rounded teeth with heavy upper-surface venation
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Root Type: Fibrous root system
Flower Color: Purple to pink

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Similar Species

  • Deadnettle, Purple Lamium purpureum
  • Deadnettle, Spotted Lamium maculatum

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Bensulide, Dithiopyr, Isoxaben, Oryzalin, Prodiamine, Pronamide, Simazine
  • Post emergence: Atrazine, Bispyribac Sodium, Carfentrazone, Chlorsulfuron, Dicamba, Fluroxypyr, Foramsulfuron, Imazaquin, Mesotrione, Metribuzin, Sulfentrazone, Sulfosulfuron, Triclopyr, Trifloxysulfuron

Please note: one or more of these active ingredients may exist in combination-type brand name products. Any material used for herbicidal control of any plant may vary in efficacy. Please read the full disclaimer on herbicide usage.