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Lamiaceae Family

Nepeta Genus



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Lamiaceae
Lamiales
Lamiales
Tounge Order (Mints)
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
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Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
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Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
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Spermatophytes
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Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
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Embryophytes
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Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
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Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
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Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Nepeta cataria (Catnip, True Catnip, Catmint or Field Balm) is a 50100 cm tall herb resembling mint in appearance, with greyish-green leaves; the flowers are white, finely spotted with purple. It has been introduced to many countries, including the United States. A lemon-scented cultivar, N. cataria 'Citriodora', looks exactly like true catnip but has the scent of lemons and can be used like Lemon balm.

Nepeta grandiflora (Giant Catmint or Caucasus Catmint) is lusher than true catnip and has dark green leaves and dark blue, almost purple flowers.

Oil isolated from catnip by steam distillation is a repellent against insects, in particular mosquitoes, cockroaches and termites.repels mosquitoes ten times more effectively than DEET.



Cat Mint - Plant
Cat Mint - Plant - July 08, 2009



Cat Mint - Plant
Cat Mint - Plant - July 08, 2009



Cat Mint - Plant
Cat Mint - Plant - July 08, 2009



Cat Mint - Plant
Cat Mint - Plant - July 08, 2009



Cat Mint - Plant
Cat Mint - Plant - July 08, 2009

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