Nepeta cataria – Catnip

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a non-native plant in the mint family that can be found wild in New England. Catnip, as with all plants in the mint family, has a square stem and opposite leaves. Catnip can be identified by its heart-shaped and velvety leaves. The plant has a skunky smell that 2/3 of cats […]

Catnip, Relaxing Teas and Playful Felines

Catnip in flower.

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a herbaceous, perennial, and member of the mint family. You may recognize it by other names including catswort, catmint, and catwort. It was originally native to Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Central Asia. However, you can now find it growing in many locations including North America and New Zealand. […]