Lamium amplexicaule



Justicia pilosella, Ft. Martin Scott, Fredericksburg, Gillespie Co. 0966


Justicia pilosella, River Bend Camping Area, San Angelo State Park, Tom Green Co. 1855


Justicia pilosella, Davis Mountains State Park, Jeff Davis Co. 5827


Justicia pilosella, Ft. Martin Scott, Fredericksburg, Gillespie Co. 0941

Scientific Name Lamium amplexicaule USDA PLANTS Symbol LAAM
Common Name Henbit ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 32539
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Widespread, all soils, lawns, gardens and disturbed areas.
Plant: Upright and sprawling, somewhat hairy, short, winter annual 2 to 16 inches tall, branched from base.
Leaves: Thick, broad, rounded, and somewhat cordate or reniform, veined, 1/4 to almost 1-inch across; edges with shallow lobes and coarsely and irregularly crenate; lower leaves petiolate; upper leaves sessile becoming bract-like near blossoms.
Inflorescence: Six to 12 purple/lavender blossoms in whorls around stems occurring above sessile leaves, each 1/2 to 5/8-inch long with two lips; upper lip shaped like a hood; lower lip divided into two rounded lobes with dark pink/purple spots.
Bloom Period: November to May.
References: Illinois Wildflowers, SEINet, and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
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