Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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Invasive?

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

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Nepeta cataria   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nepeta cataria   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-09-001:
Nepeta cataria   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Catnip, Catmint


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image of Nepeta cataria

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

Gill Newberry    gn08_nepata_infl

August        

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