Other names: Red deadnettle, red henbit
Life cycle: Winter annual
Found in: Winter grain crops, turfgrass and landscapes throughout the U.S.
General description: Closely resembles henbit with sparse hairs, square stems and purple-red flowers that grows to 18" high.
Seedlings: Cotyledons are oval and hairless.
True leaves: Sparsely hairy, dark green and circular with scalloped edges. Upper leaves become
purple-red and more triangular.
Flowers and fruit: Flowers are purple-red and bloom in whorls of three to six in the upper leaves. Fruit is a tiny berry.