This weed, also known as dead nettle or bee nettle, is found in lawns and gardens across the U.S. It has rounded, toothed leaves, 3/4 inch wide. Lavender, 1/2-inch flowers appear from March to June and again in September. Henbit sprouts from seeds in September and grows rapidly in the fall and the following spring. It also reproduces by stems that root easily wherever the stem joints touch the soil. Henbit most frequently invades thin areas in lawns with rich soil.
A few small henbit plants can be hand-pulled.
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