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Scientific Name:Nepeta cataria
Common Name(s): Catnip
Parts Used: leaf
Rick 22 Jul, 2008
The much-branched stems are terminated by dense clusters of pale violet or white flowers with purple spots. Leaves jagged, arrowhead-shaped; gray-green with soft whitish down. Minty odor mildly unattractive. 6-24 in. (15-60 cm.) Found on waste ground and roadsides. Flowers June-Sept. The dried leaves make a pleasantly soothing tea when prepared like oriental tea.