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LAMIACEAE
Mint Family
Nepeta cataria  (catnip)   
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Synonym
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Carex Section
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Meaning of Scientific Name
Nepeta: possibly Ivy of Nepete, named for an Etruscan town which grew the plant; cataria: pertaining to cats
Life Form
Perennial Herb
Phenology (Flowering Period)
July
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Habitat
Disturbed areas
State Status
Non-native
Piedmont Status
Non-native
Coastal Plain Status
Non-native
Global Rank
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Federal Status
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Geographic Affinity
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Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
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Coefficient of Conservatism
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Invasive
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Invasive Watchlist
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Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Asia
Wildlife Values
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Medicinal Properties
Part used: Flowering Herb. Used internally in tea or tincture form as a children's remedy for colds, fevers, stomach aches, nausea, and teething pain; for stress-induced symptoms like nervous stomach, IBS, and nervous diarrhea; and for spastic conditions like hiccoughs, vomiting, and menstrual cramps. Topically used as a warm compress to relieve abdominal distention and pain.
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Additional Info
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Habitats in which this plant occurs
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