Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

Lamium amplexicaule, or henbit, is an annual herb native to North Africa, Asia, and Europe and is in the mint family. One of henbit’s more unusual features are the shape of the flowers. They have a top and bottom lobe that, when open, resemble a gaping mouth. Lamium amplexicaule is also called giraffe’s head on account of the flower’s appearance. And if you’re looking for something new in your salad, try henbit. It’s edible and has a peppery and sweet flavor.

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