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Date Photo Taken: January 07, 2012
Location: Byron, GA
Posted By: Hagar


This plant looks similar to Verbena. The Verbena I find and that I grow as a flower has a much longer leaf. This covers my vegetable garden in the winter and it grows in my lawn. I would like to know how to control it.


  1. Angelyn Flower Fanatic says:

    This is henbit (Lamium amplexicaule). You can frequently find it growing with purple dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) and/or ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea). I usually just hand-pull it from places I don’t want it.

    January 8th, 2012 at 7:28 pm
  2. gardener114 Unregistered says:

    This is henbit. Go to and type in henbit. It tells you how to control it.

    January 8th, 2012 at 8:06 pm
  3. Kirk Unregistered says:

    Henbit. It’s spread by seeds. Blooms in winter. In lawns it can be controlled with a per-emergegent. In your garden, just pull it and eat it in salads. It has a nutty flavor.

    January 9th, 2012 at 9:21 am
  4. daniel92592 Registered says:


    January 29th, 2012 at 10:15 am

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