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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Nepeta cataria   FAMILY Lamiaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nepeta cataria   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-09-001:
Nepeta cataria   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Nepeta cataria

 

COMMON NAME:
Catnip, Catmint


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image of Nepeta cataria, Catnip, Catmint

Gill Newberry    gn08_n_cataria_habitat

August        

Leaves triangular, cordate-based, coarsely toothed, on distinct petioles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Nepeta cataria, Catnip, Catmint

Gill Newberry    gn08_nepata_infl

August        

Flowers in short spikes of crowded clusters terminating the branches, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Nepeta cataria   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nepeta cataria   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-09-001:
Nepeta cataria   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Nepeta cataria

 

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3326

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in fencerows, barnyards, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White, usually with lavender spots
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped corolla
4 stamens, arched under the corolla's upper lip
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Brown
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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