Ireland

Henbit dead-nettle

Lamium amplexicaule

Description
Annual or hardy-annual (facultative biennial), seed-propagated weed with deep taproot.

Characteristic Features
Upper leaves enclosing the stem.

Young Plant
See red dead-nettle, tips at the base usually not touching each other.

Stems
Erect, 10-20 cm (3.93 - 7.87 inch) high, ramified below, square, upwards softly haired.

Leaves
Crossed opposed, round-reniform, lower leaf pairs wide apart from each other, long-petiolate, upper leaves enclosing the stem, all reticulately wrinkled, margin deeply notched.