Henbit

Lamium amplexicaule
Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) is commonly present in cropping areas in the South island. It is a slender annual that grows to 30 cm tall with purple whorl shaped flowers.
Henbit

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) is a commonly found weed of cropping areas, especially in the South Island.

Cotyledons:

  • Round with a flat apex
  • Base is notched
  • Stalked

Leaves:

  • Heart–shaped
  • Toothed
  • Lower leaf pairs wide apart

Grows up to 30 cm tall and is sparsely branched. Leaves are in opposite pairs and are bluntly toothed.

Lower leaves have long stalks but leaves higher up on the stems are stalkless. Pink to purplish flowers are produced out of leaf axils at the top of stems.