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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.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

       The small, one half inch purple to pink flowers of the Henbit brightens roadsides and lawns in early spring.
       Among the earliest blooming plants, the Henbit, also known as Henbit Deadnettle, blooms from early spring through early summer. An invasive plant, second only to the dandelion, it lingers later and thrives in well watered and fertilized lawns.
       This much maligned plant, a member of the Mint family and an introduced plant native to Europe, is now found throughout North America including all U.S. states and Canada except Alaska.
       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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