hen·​bit | \ ˈhen-ˌbit How to pronounce henbit (audio) \

Definition of henbit

: a Eurasian herb (Lamium amplexicaule) of the mint family that has small scalloped leaves and purplish flowers and is naturalized in North America

Examples of henbit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the recent rains have spurred annual bluegrass, rescue grass, henbit and chickweed into an attractive new groundcover. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "Winter weeds or sustainable winter lawn? It's about perspective," 5 Feb. 2021 Dimension and Amaze are designed for weedy grasses but do a good job on such broadleaf weeds as henbit and chickweed. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: Plant wildflower seed now for spring and summer blooms," 10 Sep. 2020 If the weeds that cause the most problems are broadleafs like bedstraw and henbit, select a product that targets broadleaf weeds. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: How to prepare your winter vegetable garden," 3 Sep. 2020 If the weather is cool, the product Weed- Free Zone works well as a contact herbicide to control henbit, chickweed, bedstraw and other broadleaf weeds on the lawn. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: All hail the new 2020 Rodeo Tomato: Red Snapper," 30 Jan. 2020 The result is that broadleaf weeds such as henbit, chickweed, thistle, bedstraw and dandelions are prospering. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: It’s weed season, San Antonio gardeners. Here’s what to do," 20 Feb. 2020 This week in the garden To reduce or prevent the germination of winter weeds such as bedstraw, thistle, dandelion, beggar’s lice, rescue grass, henbit, and annual bluegrass apply a pre-emergent herbicide such as Dimension, Amaze, or XL now. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Yeah, it feels wrong, but it’s time to plant your winter vegetables," 30 Aug. 2019 This week in the garden Apply a pre-emergent herbicide such as Amaze or Dimension now to prevent winter weeds such as thistle, dandelion, bedstraw, henbit, rescue grass and annual bluegrass. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Fall blooms to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your San Antonio garden," 13 Sep. 2019 Tucker cooks a squirrel and wood sorrel roots with henbit and dandelion. New York Times, "A Novel of Kentucky Noir, So Humane It’s Bathed in Light," 23 May 2018

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1597, in the meaning defined above

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17 Feb 2021

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“Henbit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/henbit. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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