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Catnip - Nepeta cataria

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Taprooted perennial. Stems erect, 30–100 cm, usually branched above. Herbage puberulent to canescent, aromatic. Leaves petiolate; blades cordate, ovate to deltoid, serrate, 2–7 cm long. Inflorescence terminal, spike-like clusters of inconspicuously bracteate verticillasters. Flowers: calyx 15-veined, glandular-hirsute, 5–7 mm long, sometimes purplish, lobes narrow and unequal; corolla white, purple-spotted, hirsute, 8–12 mm long, bilabiate, the upper lip hood-like, lower lip reflexed down, the middle lobe largest; stamens 4, enclosed in the upper lip; style subequally lobed (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced to most of N. America; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Fields, disturbed grasslands, around buildings, along roads and streams; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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