Scientific Name - Nepeta cataria L.
Synonyms - Clinopodium Nepeta, Melissa Nepeta, Satureja calamintha, Satureja Nepeta.
Popular names - catusnica, cataria, catmint, catwort, field mint, erba dei Gatti, herb aux chats.
Distribution and Habitat - originated in Europe and Asia, grows in arid places.
Description - herbaceous perennial. Stems 4-edges, branched, 40-100 cm long. Leaves opposite to oblong ovata, stem, the heart, with 8-12 pairs of edge crenata teeth pefata green top, gray inside. Flowers placed in the top of the vertical thick stems and upper fruzelor subsoara; bracts small foliacee; the calyx puberulent, subulati teeth; Corola white or pale purple, purple spots locked lobes are slightly larger than the calyx. Blooms in iulie.octombrie.
Requirements - exhibitions sunny or semi-shade.
Properties and Uses - can grow in market gardens.
Contains more vitamin C and A.
Nepeta cataria Valerian has similar properties, Amaro-tonic and sedative antispasmotica.
Nepeta cataria var. citronelol citriodora contains more essential oil used as perfume industry.
Evergreen shrub, 1.2 m high. Strain with 4 edges. Leaves opposite, membranous, soft, dark green upper side and reddish on the underside, nervatiune obvious, limb oblong-lanceolata, margin entire, top acute, base cuneata, 8-12 x 20-30 cm. Cime axillary inflorescences. Calyx with 4 SEPA.
Asclepias currasavica - scarlet milkweed
Asclepias currasavica - species used as ornamental plants for small gardens, in combination with other herbs such as Echinacea purpurea, Ratibida pinnata, ornamental grasses.
Polemonium caeruleum - species used as ornamental plants in gardens with spontaneous or rock gardens. Are planted at 30 cm distance between plants.
Campanula trachelium - bell tapului
Herbaceous perennial, rhizome robust, woody. Stem herbaceous, erect, pubescent, 50-100 cm tall. Leaves basal, 6-10 cm long, petiole, lamina ovat-triangulation, cordiforme, hispida, edge gear, top acuminata, upper leaves are smaller, lanceolata, ruvide, easy side laced, short stalks or Sesi.