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Lamium amplexicaule

Description:

henbit deadnettle
Family: Lamiaceae
Es una planta rastrera, anual, de hasta 25 cm de altura, con el tallo y hojas cubiertos de fina pubescencia. Las hojas son pecioladas, opuestas, redondeadas, con el margen lobulado, sésiles, con las inferiores tendiendo a la forma oval. Florece entre mediados de invierno y principios del verano, produciendo inflorescencias en verticiliastros con brácteas abrazadoras (de allí su nombre amplexicaule), formadas por flores hermafroditas, zigomorfas, de color morado, con el tubo de la corola largo de uno a dos centímetros como máximo, con labio superior galeado e inferior blanco moteado de púrpura. El cáliz lo forman cinco sépalos soldados.

It is a low-growing annual plant growing to 10–25 cm tall, with soft, finely hairy stems. The leaves are opposite, rounded, 2–3 cm diameter, with a lobed margin. The flowers are pink to purple, 1.5–2 cm long. The specific name refers to the amplexicaul leaves (leaves grasping the stem).

Habitat:

Henbit deadnettle is probably native to the Mediterranean region but has spread around the world as an arable weed. It is found growing in bare places, gardens, fields and waste places.[1] It propagates freely by seed and is regarded as a minor weed. Sometimes entire fields will be reddish-purple with its flowers before spring ploughing. Where common, it is an important nectar and pollen plant for bees, especially honeybees, where it helps start the spring buildup.

Notes:

La raíz y las hojas son comestibles y se han llegado a utilizar en ensaladas y ciertos dulces.

The leaves, stem, and flowers of the plant are edible and are faintly reminiscent of spinach.

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Lo Barnechea, XIII Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile

Spotted on Sep 23, 2012
Submitted on Apr 2, 2014

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