henbit

noun
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 Still lush and green are the sustainable winter lawns made up of rescue grass, annual blue grass, henbit and other weeds. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Mar. 2021 But the recent rains have spurred annual bluegrass, rescue grass, henbit and chickweed into an attractive new groundcover. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 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, 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, 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, 30 Jan. 2020 The result is that broadleaf weeds such as henbit, chickweed, thistle, bedstraw and dandelions are prospering. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, 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, 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, 13 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of henbit

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Henbit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/henbit. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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