Authentic Wisconsin.  Catnip - Nepeta cataria


Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 23, 2019.


Above: Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison (7/23/19).


Catnip - Nepeta cataria (Introduced/naturalized)

Catnip is a perennial that has square stems that are characteristic of the mint family that grows 18"-40" tall.

Small white blossoms with pale purple or pink spotting arranged in a dense whorls. The small upper lip has two lobes, while the lower lip has three lobes.

The plant has aromatic leaves that are attactive to cats.

Blooms July-August

Other names: catswort, catwort, and catmint.

Catnip in woods by Wingra Park parking lot on July 5, 2020.


Above: Catnip stem and dragonfly in woods by Wingra Park parking lot on July 5, 2020.


For more information on the Catnip, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Catnip.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Master Gardener Program website page about Catnip.


Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 6, 2020.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 6, 2020.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 7, 2020.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 8, 2020.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 13, 2020.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 13, 2020.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 12, 2019.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 19, 2020.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 23, 2019.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 17, 2020.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 17, 2020.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 19, 2020.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 11, 2019.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 11, 2019.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 12, 2019.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 23, 2019.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 23, 2019.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 23, 2019.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 23, 2019.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 23, 2019.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 25, 2019.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 25, 2019.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 29, 2019.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 6, 2020
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 6, 2020
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 8, 2020.
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 8, 2020
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 10, 2020
Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 19, 2020

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Catnip
Nepeta cataria


Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 11, 2019.


Above: "Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 11, 2019.


Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 5, 2020.


Above: "Catnip by Stevens Pond in UW Arboretum- Madison on July 5, 2019.


Catnip leaves.


Above: Young Catnip leaves.


Catnip specimen collected in Madison, Wisconsin near railroad track on East Washington and Dickenson on September 17, 2000.


Above: Catnip specimen collected in Madison, Wisconsin near railroad track on East Washington and Dickenson on September 17, 2000.


1796 Catnip botanical illustration.


Above: 1796 Catnip botanical illustration.


Catnip botanical illustration circa 1917-1926.


Above: Catnip botanical illustration circa 1917-1926.


Catnip.

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