Lamium amplexicaule

Common Name:  Henbit Deadnettle, Common Henbit, Giraffe head

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flowers and square stems--members of the mint family have square stems! flowers again--are these flowers zygomorphic or actinomorphic?
leaf closeup--as is true of all members of the mint family, the leaves of henbit are opposite.  Also, do you see the flower buds in the leaf axils?  This type of inflorescence is called an axillary inflorescence (go figure!). habit and habitat--Lamium amplexicaule is an annual that is usually found in lawns