Definition of Nepeta cataria
1. Noun. Hairy aromatic perennial herb having whorls of small white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal spike; used in the past as a domestic remedy; strongly attractive to cats.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Nepeta, Nepeta
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Literary usage of Nepeta cataria
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1. A Practical Flora for Schools and Colleges by Oliver Rivington Willis (1894)
"July nepeta cataria to September. (Catnip). Geography. —The home of the Nepeta Cataria is Europe and western Asia. It is found throughout the countries of ..."
2. Specific Diagnosis and Specific Medication by John William Fyfe, John Milton Scudder (1909)
"Dose.-—Fluid extract, 5 to 60 drops; specific medicine, 5 to 60 drops. , Usual Prescription.-—1J nepeta cataria, 3i; water, §iv. M. Sig. ..."
3. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1892)
"... nepeta cataria, Fragaria virginiana. The leaves of trees of the following species were affected somewhat: Primus americana, Eleagnus angustifolia, ..."
4. Lessons with Plants: Suggestions for Seeing and Interpreting Some of the by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"... nepeta cataria 118 117 Linnaeus' diagrams of leaves 120 118 Leaves of birch, Betula alba 121 119 Leaves of simian 122 120 Leaves of Russian mulberry 123 ..."
5. King's American Dispensatory by John King (1909)
"The leaves and flowering tops of nepeta cataria, Linne (Cataria vulgaris, Moench). Nat. ... A variety, nepeta cataria, Linne, var. citriodora, Becker, ..."
6. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"The catnip (nepeta cataria).—While the "dead-nettle" is used here to ... The exercise is written for the catnip (nepeta cataria), a very common weed ..."