Does anyone know what kind of plant this is?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 02, 2017
    Looks like good old creeping charlie to me.
  • I think it's "creeping charlies" - a weed that spreads like crazy.


  • Jkendall Jkendall on Apr 02, 2017
    At least it's very easy to pull though :)
  • William William on Apr 02, 2017
    Yep! Creeping Charlie. Very invasive weed. Almost took over my whole lawn a few years ago. Creeping me out
  • Brenda Brenda on Apr 02, 2017
    Lamium. It does spread by no agressively. Likes semi shade and has several flower colors and leave colors. I have it in my yard and love it.
  • Leighjperry53 Leighjperry53 on Apr 02, 2017
    If the stems are square, it looks like Henbit to me. a weed.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 02, 2017
    not lamium although similar leaf that is a for real perennial with variegated leaves.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 02, 2017
    and know is is not easy to control or pull....
  • William William on Apr 03, 2017
    I also suffered with Creeping Charlie! At one point, two thirds of my lawn was taken over. I tried everything under the sun. I finally tried Spectracide Weed and Feed. I mixed a much stronger solution than the instructions said. Used a handheld sprayer and really wet the "lawn" down with no rain scheduled for the next few days. Killed the Charlie and he lawn came back stronger than ever. I still get some Charlie coming back every so often, so I pull out what I can and spot spray it along with other weeds as general maintenance.
  • Jan Jan on Apr 03, 2017
    I also tried the Spectracide Weed & Feed , it worked great!
  • Julanne Sharrow Julanne Sharrow on Apr 03, 2017
    We call it gill-over-the-ground in VT. Dig some up, plant in a hanging planter.....gorgeous!
  • Karen V Karen V on Apr 03, 2017
    Google it
  • Diana Briegel Diana Briegel on Apr 03, 2017
    That is actually NOT Creeping Charlie - it's henbit. Since this picture was taken from the top, it's hard to see the little tiny purple flowers on the edges of the broader green leaves. Bumblees LOVE these flowers. Henbit is a weed, and will spread - but is pretty easy to pull. PLEASE DON'T SPRAY, you'll just kill bees, and the henbit will keep coming back.
    By the way, Creeping Charlie is also a fast-growing weed, which features green leaves only - no flowers. Bees also like it (for the pollen), but it grows much closer to the ground (unlike this henbit, which can be grow to a foot tall before the flower stalks topple).
    • Fran Eriksen Fran Eriksen on Apr 05, 2017
      my creeping Charlie has little (tiny) purple flowers, so it must be henbit and it is hard to kill off. If I don't keep after it, it overtakes the lawn.

  • Bam19066699 Bam19066699 on Apr 03, 2017
    Looks like a hollyhock.
  • Ginia Ginia on Apr 03, 2017
    Your question led me check on the plant and I found a website which is called identifthatplant.com/three easily missed up early spring plants. It shows pictures of three very similar plants. The plant in your picture appears to be
    henbit. Interesting to read.

  • Liz Dove Liz Dove on Apr 04, 2017
    Not sure of the name, its a weed.
  • Laura Laura on Apr 04, 2017
    Definitely henbit. In my yard so I researched it last week. Little purple flowers, right?
  • Linda Linda on Apr 05, 2017
    Henbit
  • Crafter Crafter on Apr 05, 2017
    We have a lot of that here in MO! It could very well be the Henbit that has been mentioned, but it also looked like another weed called "Dead Nettle", tho I don't think it has any stickers on it. Yes, this is easy to pull up, especially after a rain when the ground is wet/damp, and please DON'T SPRAY IT, kills the bees! Yes, you have to stay on it or it will take over your yard! I googled it at Missouri Lawn Weeds, but you can do that for your state.  Good luck! c.
  • Deb6888371 Deb6888371 on Apr 05, 2017
    If in fact it is henbit it is edible. Use it in fresh salads or cook it like a pot herb. Many plants we call weeds are in fact very tasty and good for you. Some can be invasive but harvesting them means free food!
  • Kim Kim on Apr 05, 2017
    henbit WEED also edible
  • Yes, definitely Henbit.... have it in my yard as well.
  • Susan Hayek Susan Hayek on Apr 05, 2017
    henbit dead-nettle, Lamium amplexicaule.
  • Mary from the Garden Mary from the Garden on Apr 06, 2017
    Hi...Google hen bit and also creeping charlie, both known as Edible weeds and used in salads...lots of old plants now called weeds...Google will show you the images so you can get yours right...quite fun seeing whats out there...also try this website for salad