Taxon  Report   4561 
Lamium amplexicaule  L.
Giraffe head,  Henbit deadnettle
Lamium amplexicaule
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Lamium amplexicaule
© 2008 Gary McDonald
Lamium amplexicaule
© 2008 Gary McDonald
Lamium amplexicaule, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Lamium amplexicaule
© 2003 Michael Charters
Genus: Lamium
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Lamium amplexicaule var. album
More information about  Lamium amplexicaule
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 27, 2017).

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