Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Cat mint (catnip)
Nepeta cataria
Location: Western meadow. Anybody want some? It is aggressive!
Attractive gray-green, oval leaves form mounds up to 2 feet high. Flowers are lavender-blue with purple spots, held in loose spikes. This is an aromatic plant which is adored by cats. As with many other herbs, this is a nice companion plant with roses. As will all members of the mint family, this is a vigorous, spreading plant.
Genus: Nepeta (catnip)
Family: Lamiaceae (mint)
Order: Lamiales (lamiales)
Class: Magnoliopsida (Dicots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)