Plant ID forum: what is this purple plant?

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Name: roxy hoyt
Tulsa, OK
Mar 17, 2018 6:57 PM CST
my friends told me it was edible, but mom and dad want to make sure.
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Mar 17, 2018 7:07 PM CST
I'm not sure but it reminds me of Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

Leaves are apparently edible with a sweet grassy flavor, used in salads.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Mar 17, 2018 7:35 PM CST
I agree with Henbit.
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
Region: United Kingdom Plant Identifier
Mar 18, 2018 4:07 AM CST
Quote from link below....

"Edible parts: Henbit can be consumed fresh or cooked as an edible herb, and it can be used in teas. The stem, flowers, and leaves are edible, and although this is in the mint family, many people say it tastes slightly like raw kale, not like mint. Henbit is very nutritious, high in iron, vitamins and fibre. You can add raw henbit to salads, soups, wraps, or green smoothies. According to Natural Medicinal Herbs (dot net) this plant is anti-rheumatic, diaphoretic, an excitant, febrifuge, a laxative and a stimulant."
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