Henbit and dandelions covering a field in Woodford County.  April 10, 2004.  6 p.m. EDT.

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     Many fields in central Kentucky are purple with henbit every spring.  Henbit, lamium aplexicaule, is an annual weed that thrives in turfland.  It's a member of the mint family.  A mass of henbit blooming in a field of bluegrass is a stunning sight.  And because henbit blooms, dies, and gets out of the way by late in May, it's not terribly harmful to the grass beneath.
     Dandelions, of course, are dandelions. 
 
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More location information:
     
Off Pisgah Pike in eastern Woodford County.  Woodford County is in the central part of the state, in a region known as the Inner Bluegrass. 
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Posted April 13, 2004.