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scottman
May 14, 2012 6:21 PM CST
My Grandma called this one a "weed". I don't know what it is. It's in ottawa michigan.

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dave
May 14, 2012 6:24 PM CST

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I fixed the photo for you.

That's a Lamium, BTW. I'm not sure which species, though.
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Celene
May 14, 2012 7:34 PM CST
Lamium amplexicaule aka henbit, I think.
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gardengus
May 15, 2012 5:40 AM CST
I agree
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JRsbugs
May 15, 2012 6:46 AM CST
Definitely in the family Lamiaceae, but it doesn't seem to fit Lamium.

Could you get a closer shot of the flowers? From a distance it looks much like Glechoma hederacea ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Glecho...
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gardengus
May 15, 2012 10:06 AM CST
Not ground ivy (Glechoma ) I pull it out by the bushels and it's leaves are much shinier.

also pull henbit (Lamium ) out by the bushel fulls , it will cover whole fields here and turn them purple in the spring.
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gingin
May 15, 2012 2:54 PM CST
Lamium amplexicaule ??
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JRsbugs
May 15, 2012 3:10 PM CST
Strange thing is, I can't find any photos of Glechoma hederacea showing shiny leaves. Young plants might have but mature ones seem not to have, we really need to see a close up of flowers.

http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/glehe.htm

The flowers on Lamium amplexicaule look bigger and the habit is a little different, still we need a close up of flowers to say anything for sure.

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Lamium...
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gardengus
May 15, 2012 7:21 PM CST
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Henbit

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flowers of Henbit

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Henbit growing in among ground Ivy
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Henbit (left) ground Ivy (right)

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Henbit (left) Ground Ivy (right)

Please excuse my use of common names I always misspell the Botanical.
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JRsbugs
May 15, 2012 7:45 PM CST
The one you call Henbit looks like Lamium purpureum

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=lamium...
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Celene
May 18, 2012 11:13 AM CST
I think L. purpureum has purplier top leaves and stems. I *think*.
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JRsbugs
May 18, 2012 11:40 AM CST
Celene said:I think L. purpureum has purplier top leaves and stems. I *think*.


Not always, scroll down and look at the photos on this link .. it might depend on conditions it's growing in.

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=lamium...

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Celene
May 19, 2012 6:47 AM CST
Growth conditions could certainly make that kind of difference. Both species grow around here, but they're kinda pooping out for the year.

scottman
May 22, 2012 2:09 PM CST
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/562547_412798908751...

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/543168_412798992084...
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JRsbugs
May 22, 2012 2:37 PM CST
Thanks for the close ups scottman, it looks like Lamium purpureum to me .. great plant for bees.

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=lamium...
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sheryl
May 24, 2012 1:29 PM CST
These are two different but very similar plants that I had growing quite near each other - both henbit and dead-nettle. Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule, and what I think is the plant in question) has a more apple green leaf that is slightly broader. The dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) while incredibly similar, has a more olive tone to the leaves, the leaves are slightly smaller and slightly more pubescent and the top leaves tend to be reflexed.

Just fyi, I also had the Glechoma hederacea (yes, there's a TON of weeds in Tennessee!) which has a similar flower, a sharp scent (that I found pleasant) when crushed, but is prostrate in habit (the other 2 are upright) and roots easily and quickly along the stem, as well as underground stolons, whereas the other two are more seed dispersed, I believe.... all three of them are quite vigorous, but the first two appear primarily in the spring and the last was obvious throughout the warm weather.

Hope this is helpful.
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growitall
Nov 10, 2012 9:22 PM CST
I agree with Lamium purpureum, probably grown in the shade judging from its lankiness and colour.

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