reniform, orbicular, deltoid, ovate
January - December
0.1 - 0.4
Freshly harvested seed is usually dormant due to a water soluble inhibitor which decreases during dry storage. Germination is inhibited by far-red radiation but not by red light in the visible wavelength (Jones and Bailey 1956).
Henbit grows in cultivated areas, waste places, and along roadsides throughout Louisiana and most of Texas. It is a native of Europe and is naturalized throughout North America (Correll and Johnston 1979).
Fields, pastures, roadsides, lawns, and waste places especially in fertile soil in cultivated areas among grasses.
Edible cooked as a green. Its common name comes from the fact that it is a favorite forage of chickens.