Run for your lives, everyone! Lamium amplexicaules have landed and planted their off-springs all over our yards! Their purple antennas are peeking up from the ground, ready to eliminate us all with their illudium Q-36 explosive space modulators.
But where’s the “kaboom!”? There should have been a “kaboom!”
Actually, no worries, everyone. What you’re seeing is a fresh crop of henbit. AKA, lamium amplexicaules, according to Virginia Tech’s online weed identification guide.
When I was a girl, henbit grew profusively all over my grandfather’s yard. I would gather bunches of them to take to Gramma and Mom. I thought they were so beautiful, with their bright colors and velvety buds.
I’m not the only one who thought this, for my own little Princess Buttercup recently brought me a bouquet of them and put them on our table as a centerpiece. On the other hand, Lefty and I went to Wally and bought two bags of weed killer to spread around the yard.