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fahte
Apr 4, 2018 8:32 AM CST
Hi,
This plant has appeared in my garden this year. I had never seen it before. Any ideas on what it could be?
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Apr 4, 2018 9:02 AM CST
Looks like a Lamium:
Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)
Purple Dead Nettle (Lamium purpureum)
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plantladylin
Apr 4, 2018 9:02 AM CST
It reminds me of Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

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Apr 4, 2018 10:33 AM CST
That is purple dead nettle. It is a pot herb, high in vitamin c, along with many other things, add it to raw or cooked dishes. I would add a hyperlink, but I'm still too "new" on here Smiling . Search for "purple dead nettle medicinal". There is a good article on the healingweeds blogspot.
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purpleinopp
Apr 4, 2018 10:46 AM CST
If they really are 2 different plants, somebody who knows how to sort them should sort the pics in those 2 database entries.
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Ankara, Turkey (Zone 7a)
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fahte
Apr 4, 2018 12:54 PM CST
Alright, I see it is definitely a lamium. Tomorrow I will examine it closely to see which type it is.
Thank you all!
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DaisyI
Apr 4, 2018 7:12 PM CST
Are you planning to pull it up? (I would) If so, does it matter which Henbit? Rolling on the floor laughing
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Ankara, Turkey (Zone 7a)
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fahte
Apr 10, 2018 11:45 AM CST
DaisyI said:Are you planning to pull it up? (I would) If so, does it matter which Henbit? Rolling on the floor laughing


It would be nice to know what exactly I pulled up. Big Grin

I have kept it btw.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Apr 10, 2018 4:36 PM CST
No hurry about removing the naturals...
While I'm not a particular fan of dead nettle or henbit, the butterflies are huge fans of these early bloomers...

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Gotta encourage the pollinators... even if it means leaving a few weeds out there.
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greene
Apr 10, 2018 5:45 PM CST
purpleinopp said:If they really are 2 different plants, somebody who knows how to sort them should sort the pics in those 2 database entries.


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Name: Frank Richards
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frankrichards16
Apr 10, 2018 6:23 PM CST
I have seen this before. I have pulled it up again and again...

It comes back, again and again...
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porkpal
Apr 10, 2018 8:33 PM CST
Thanks, Frank. Is everyone now in agreement?
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Apr 10, 2018 8:38 PM CST
Except on leaving exotics to "encourage pollinators".

Plant the things the pollinators evolved with, if you care about preserving the fauna of your neighborhood. Most anything else is just kidding yourself.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Apr 11, 2018 7:24 AM CST
I always thought that henbit and dead nettle were naturals... Just now googled origin of each.... Europe and Asia.

Well, good thing that they seem limited to the vegetable patch.... Came with the horse poop...

Doubt that it's possible to eradicate them, but I do have huge piles of them plus chickweed... Can't turn them under, they keep growing... So... Pull and cover soil with fresh layer of poop... Then plant stuff.

So, what are your early butterflies visiting in ky, John?

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