Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule):  An introduced winter annual belonging to the family lamiaceae.  Primarily upright growth but can root from the lower nodes.  The plant is supported by a fibrous root system.   The stems are four sided which is typical of the mint family (labiatae).  Leaves are opposite in arrangement with the upper leaves being sessile and lower leaves having long petioles.  An individual leaf is egg shaped to round, has a bluntly toothed margin, and prominent palmate venation.  Henbit flowers are tubular shaped and reddish to pale purple.   Found on sites with moist rich soils, more common in new seedings.

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