With over 250 species, the genus Nepeta contains the well-known species of catnip and catmint. Having been brought to the Unites States after colonization, the plants are native to Europe, Asia, and Africa. Classified as an herbaceous plant, Nepeta can grow as a perennial or an annual. Leaves are characteristically heart shaped, and shaded either […]

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Anyone who has a cat knows that our feline friends will go absolutely bananas over the herb. Catnip has the appearance of dried grass with similar behavior to the Valerian plant. Cats can’t help but lick, roll and eat it. They may act as though they are on some crazy drugs, but in reality catnip […]

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