Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Eurasia & northern Africa
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in lawns, fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, gardens, pastures, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

full sun ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Purplish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped corolla, upper hood-like, lower two-lobed
4 stamens, arched under the corolla's upper lip
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lamium amplexicaule var. amplexicaule   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lamium amplexicaule   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-19-001:
Lamium amplexicaule   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Henbit


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image of Lamium amplexicaule var. amplexicaule

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_laam_001_lvd

        

image of Lamium amplexicaule var. amplexicaule

Gill Newberry    gn03_l_amplexicaule_flowe

March        

Corolla 2-lipped: upper hoodlike, lower spotted and with 2 lateral lobes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lamium amplexicaule var. amplexicaule

Gill Newberry    gn03_l_amplexicaule_plant

March        

image of Lamium amplexicaule var. amplexicaule

Gill Newberry    gn03_lamium_amplex

March        

Whorls of flowers subtended by sessile, horizontal leaves, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lamium amplexicaule var. amplexicaule

JK Marlow    jkm0403a_16

March    Greenville County    SC

Leaves nearly round, upper ones sessile & almost clasping, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lamium amplexicaule var. amplexicaule

JK Marlow    jkm0403j_13

March    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Lamium amplexicaule var. amplexicaule

JK Marlow    jkm0503b_37

March    Greenville County    SC

image of Lamium amplexicaule var. amplexicaule

Tim Spira    tpslamplexicaule11

March        

image of Lamium amplexicaule var. amplexicaule

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_amplexicaule_2_s

August        

image of Lamium amplexicaule var. amplexicaule

Keith Bradley    kab_l_amplexicaule_9912

December    Polk County    NC