How to Spot Henbit Weed

Henbit weed, also called Lamium amplexicaule, resembles small purple flowers that are suddenly dotted in your tuft grass during early spring, usually between March to June, and sometimes in September. Henbit weed is actually a broad-leaf weed that is common in spring.

Here are some ways to spot Henbit weed:

  • Any plant that grows out of place in either a fruit or vegetable garden is considered a weed. Make sure that the plant is in reality a weed before you decide to do something about it.
  • Henbit Weed is a spreading weed that can grow to a height of almost 12 inches.
  • This weed or dead nettle belongs to the mint family and they are known to have square stems.
  • Henbit weed likes soil that is fertile and moist. Pay attention to the weeds location. Henbit likes to attack newly seeded lawns or bare spots in lawns.
  • Henbit weeds have dark green leaves that clasp the stem, which means they are attached around the stem. Leaves are round and crinkled at the edges and are usually ½ to 1 inch long in size.
  • Henbit weeds flowers pink or pinkish purple tubular shaped and are usually on the top leaves of the mounds. Flowers are about ¾ inch in length.