Nepeta cataria L.
Common Name: CATNIP, CATMINT
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A Eurasian species, thoroughly naturalized in all kinds of disturbed places and weedy areas including dumps, parking lots, around buildings and old foundations, fields and thickets, roadsides and railroads, shores, and flower beds. Reported by the First Survey (1838) and collected as early as 1843 in Macomb Co.

This familiar strongly aromatic plant is rather gray-green in aspect, from the pubescence on the stems, undersides of the leaves, and inflorescences. In mild seasons, some individuals may continue flowering into December.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
    Including Charity Island
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clare County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Oscoda County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Saginaw County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 14, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1576.