Catnip - Nepeta cataria
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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
Fields, disturbed grasslands, around buildings, along roads and streams; plains, valleys (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans
, Bombus fervidus
, and Bombus impatiens
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).