Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae, Nepeta cataria from Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 8, 2011, 10:13:34 PM7/8/11
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Nepeta cataria L., Sp. pl. 2:570. 1753

Common names: Cat-mint, catnip

A tall herb with triangular-ovate, 2-7 cm long leaves, prominently crenate-serrate along margins, on 1-2 cm long petioles; flowers white with bluish spots, cymes in spreading panicles; 

Common in Europe and Asia; commonly grows in Kashmir in wastelands and roadsides.

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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