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Catnip

Nepeta cataria

Description:

Relative of Mint, this plant is grown for pet cats, but can be found in the wild if seeds were dispersed from homes. Can have white or purple flowers.

Habitat:

Homes,gardens,fields,store bought

Notes:

Cats love this plant, common behaviors that are observed when around the plant are: rubbing on the plant, rolling on the ground, drooling, or consuming the plant. Catnip also has a history of human medicinal use for its soothing properties. It has also been known to have a slightly numbing effect. The plant has been consumed as a tea, juice, infusion or poultice, and has also been smoked.

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keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

Catnip

West Babylon, New York, USA

Lat: 40.70, Long: -73.35

Spotted on Sep 8, 2010
Submitted on Sep 8, 2010

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