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Catnip [Nepeta calarie]

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Common Name: Catnip
Scientic Name: Nepeta calarie
Colors: Blue, White
Months Appearing: September

Also called Catswort, Catwort and Catmint. Non-native. 2/3 of cats have an affinity for plant. 1-4 feet.

Flowers are in tightly packed clusters from leaf axils in upper plant. ~ 1/3 inch. white to pale purple with purple or pink dots on lower lip.

Leaves are heart shaped with rounded teeth.

Square stem.

Roadsides, woodland edges. Northend Riverside Park, Big Rapids, Mi, 9/16, 6855, 6856,  6857