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.
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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