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Nepeta cataria,
Catnip, Catswort, Catmint

Scientific name:  Nepeta cataria
Common name:  Catnip, Catswort, Catmint
Family:  Lamiaceae, Mint Family
Flowering:  June - September

Nepeta cataria, Catnip, Catswort, Catmint


Derivation of the botanical name:
Nepeta, named in honor of the Etruscan city Nepeta, and is said to have been given because the plant was common round the town of Nepet; Nepeta (Ptol., Strab.) Nepet (Plin., Liv.) Nepe (Peut.).
cataria, catus, male cat; of cats.

Nepeta cataria, Catnip, Catswort, Catmint


Nepeta cataria, Catnip, Catswort, Catmint


 
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