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       Oklahoma Wildflowers serves as an introduction to The Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers with a linked list to the site which which has general plant information and images useful for identification and educational purposes.
        Since space is limited here I will add photos and information about plants blooming during the current month. For more detailed information and images go to the linked address. Unless noted, all photos were taken in Oklahoma
        For detailed information on using the Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers scroll to the end of this page or click on a flower common name on the list.

Friday, February 1, 2008


Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

The small Henbit, one of the earliest blooming plants, blooms from early spring through early summer, lingering later in well watered lawns. Flourishing in lawns, the Henbit is an invasive species, second only to the Common Dandelion.

This much maligned plant, a member of the Mint family, is native to Europe but has spread successfully across much of the United States. The small purple flowers however, are a welcome sight to winter weary eyes as well as being an early source of food for hungry insects.

The shape of the flowers brings to mind visions of one-eyed aliens on the lookout.

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