Lamium amplexicaule L. (Henbit dead-nettle)

Henbit dead-nettle


Lamium amplexicale

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Lamium amplexicaule L. – (Henbit dead-nettle)

Annual herb of the Mint family -labiatae- up to 40 cm. Erect stems, pubescent. Leaves at the base long stalked. Pink-purplish flowers, till 2 cm, in distant whorls, along the stems. Tubular corolla, with well-opened teeth. Very conspicuous bracts, surrounding the stem. (“amplexicaul leaves”) under the flowers in the shape of a cup. In fields and uncultivated lands.

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Vicente Martínez Centelles
Written by Vicente Martínez Centelles Founder of the web and director. Teacher of natural sciences, expert in plants, natural remedies and botanical photography.

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