Lamiaceae and Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae, Nepeta laevigata from Manali

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 8, 2011, 10:28:08 PM7/8/11
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Nepeta laevigata (D. Don) Hand.-Mazz., Symb. Sin. 7: 916. 1936
syn: Betonica laevigata D. Don; Nepeta elata Benth.; Nepeta spicata Wall. [Cat. 2083. 1829] ex Benth.

Branched perennial herb with triangular-ovate, 3-6 cm long leaves, and upto 4 cm long petiole gradually reduced above; flowers lilac-blue or white in terminal spikes.

Photographed from Manali
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