A weed with rounded, toothed leaves, 3/4 inch wide, grows in the lawn. Lavender, 1/2-inch flowers appear from March to June and again in September. Henbit, also known as dead nettle or bee nettle, is found in lawns and gardens across the U.S. It is a winter annual that sprouts from seeds in September and grows rapidly in the fall and the following spring. Henbit 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.