Lamium amplexicaule (weed)

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Author(s): Michael Becker
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lamium amplexicaule (weed) L. - (henbit)

This weed is native in the Mediterranean region and considered invasive in North and South America as well as Asia. Cereals and soybean are most often affected, especially on nutrient-rich, sandy loams. Under field conditions, the seed production has been estimated to range from 1,000 to 40,000 seeds per m2. In some areas it is also used as a medicinal herb.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Stengelumfassende Taubnessel
• English: henbit
• Español: ortiga mansa
• Français: lamier amplexicaule

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