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Apr 20, 2018 3:02 PM CST
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Portland, OR
What is this horrible thing that takes over my yard in Portland, Oregon every spring?
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Apr 20, 2018 3:19 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Apr 20, 2018 3:23 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) is apparently also found in Oregon:

L. ammplexicaule: https://uswildflowers.com/deta...
L. purpureum: https://uswildflowers.com/deta...
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Apr 20, 2018 4:10 PM CST
Name: Amanda
southern Arkansas (Zone 8a)
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I was thinking it looks like Purple Dead Nettle. I have it and Henbit in my yard and since the bees seem to like them, I let them be(e). Big Grin
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Apr 20, 2018 4:25 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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Purple Dead Nettle. Pretty common in the Willamette Valley and in particular in my lawn and gardens.
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