Lamium amplexicaule
henbit deadnettle

Lamium amplexicaule
Lamium amplexicaule
Photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Lamium amplexicaule
Common name: henbit deadnettle
Group: dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: annual; biennial
Origin: introduced
Plant height: spreads indefinitely and mounds; height to 12"
Foliage: soft, hairy squared stems. Leaves are opposite, rounded and lobed (crenate)
Flower: pink to purple, tubular in shape; 1.5-2 cm long
Flowering time: flowers early spring throughout the summer
Habitat: waste grounds, lawns, cultivated fields, pastures, roadsides
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. This plant is weedy and invasive in some areas.
Its nectar and pollen are useful to bees, especially honeybees.
A member of the mint family.
Look alikes include Lamium purpureum and Veronica persica.