Henbit - Lamium amplexicaule Henbit - Lamium amplexicaule
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Herb: Henbit


Latin name: Lamium amplexicaule


Family: Labiatae



Medicinal use of Henbit:

The plant is antirheumatic, diaphoretic, excitant, febrifuge, laxative and stimulant.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
25 cm
(9 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
April to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Cultivated soil, usually on light dry soils.

Edible parts of Henbit:

Young leaves - raw or cooked. Added to salads or used as a potherb.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - this species usually self sows freely and should not require human intervention. When required, it can be sown in situ as soon as it is ripe or in spring. The seed can germinate at any time of the year in the wild if conditions are suitable.

Cultivation of Henbit:

Cultivated soil, usually on light dry soils.

Known hazards of Lamium amplexicaule:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.