Nepeta nepetella L.

Lesser Catmint

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Nepeta

Category: Perennial

Size: To 30" tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


The whole plant is covered with white hairs and has a mint fragrance. Grey-green leaves, toothed, lance-shaped. White to pink or purple flowers on one-sided spies. Alpine plant.


Native to Italy, France and Spain.

Published in Syst. Nat., ed. 10 2: 1096 in 1759.


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