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Nepeta cataria L.
CAT-MINT
Catnip; Catmint

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Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena asteris @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Aphididae  Aphis ( @ AMNH_PBI (1); CSUC_TCN (7)
Apidae  Anthophora urbana @ BBSL (1)

Apis mellifera @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Bombus griseocollis @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Bombus melanopygus @ BBSL (2)

Bombus ternarius @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Ceratina acantha @ BBSL (1)

Ceratina calcarata @ UCMS_ENT (3)

Ceratina dupla @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Ceratina mikmaqi @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Melissodes bimaculata @ UCMS_ENT (8)

Triepeolus cressonii @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Colletidae  Colletes nudus @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Halictidae  Agapostemon sericeus @ AMNH_BEE (1); UCMS_ENT (5)

Agapostemon splendens @ UCMS_ENT (3)

Agapostemon virescens @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Dufourea monardae @ BBSL (1)

Lasioglossum coriaceum @ UCMS_ENT (4)

Lasioglossum oceanicum @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum pectorale @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum zephyrum @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Megachilidae  Coelioxys rufitarsis @ BBSL__ERR (1)

Coelioxys sayi @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Heriades carinatus @ BBSL (1)

Hoplitis producta @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Megachile apicalis @ BBSL (1)

Megachile gemula @ UCMS_ENT (5)

Megachile inermis @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Megachile latimanus @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Megachile mendica @ UCMS_ENT (2); BBSL__ERR (1)
Pentatomidae  Cosmopepla bimaculata @ UDCC_TCN (7)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Nepeta cataria L. Catnip
Lamiaceae — Mint family
Non-native
Nepeta cataria Nepeta cataria
White Clay Creek State Park -- Creek Road
July 2010

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Copyright David G. Smith

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Nepeta cataria L. - Catnip

Nepeta cataria plant

Family - Lamiaceae

Stems - To +1m tall, multiple from base, from fibrous roots, tomentose, 4-angled, branching, herbaceous, erect. Plant fragrant.

Leaves - Opposite, decussate, petiolate. Petiole to +/-4cm long, tomentose, with single adaxial groove. Blade triangular to triangular-ovate or ovate, to +/-10cm long, +/-6cm broad, crenate-serrate, reduced upward, pubescent above and below (more so below), grayish-green below, fragrant.

Nepeta cataria leaves

Inflorescence - Terminal clusters of whorled flowers (verticillasters). Brats accompanying clusters barely or not exceeding the flowers.

Flowers - Sessile. Corolla whitish-pink, spotted with purple internally, bilabiate. Corolla tube to +/-5mm long, abruptly expanded near apex, tomentose. Upper lip 2.1mm long, 2.4mm broad, notched or shallow 2-lobed. Lower lip with 2 shallow lateral lobes and large central lobe. Central lobe +/-3mm long, +/-4mm broad, toothed at apex, bearded near throat. Stamens 4, didynamous, exserted just beyond upper lip, adnate at apex of constricted portion of corolla tube. Filaments to -3mm long, glabrous, white to pinkish-white. Anthers rose-purple, .6mm broad. Style 8mm long, glabrous, pinkish-white. Stigma 2-lobed. Ovary of 4 nutlets. Nutlets green, tuberculate. Calyx tube to 3mm long, 1.1mm in diameter, 5-lobed, with 15 nerves (ridges), tomentose. Lobes subequal, attenuate, to 1.8mm long. Calyx accrescent.

Nepeta cataria calyx Calyx.

Nepeta cataria flowers

Flowering - June - September.

Habitat - Waste ground, open woods, roadsides, railroads. Also cultivated.

Origin - Native to Europe.

Other info. - This species is known to have intoxicating effects on domestic cats. Each cat reacts differently to it. The plant is easy to grow and common in the state. Why buy it when you can just go out and pick it?

Photographs taken at the Kansas City Zoo, 6-22-99 and 6-30-00.


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Nepeta cataria L.
catnip

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General Information
Symbol: NECA2
Group: Dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   I
CAN   I
L48   I
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Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, DC, Washington. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 113. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae ⁄ Labiatae – Mint family
Genus Nepeta L. – catnip
Species Nepeta cataria L. – catnip

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U.S. Weed Information
Nepeta cataria catmint catnip catwort field balm This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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