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Nepeta grandiflora

Nepeta grandiflora, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Mentheae
Subtribus: Nepetinae
Genus: Nepeta
Species: Nepeta grandiflora

Nepeta grandiflora M.Bieb., Fl. Taur.-Caucas. 2: 42 (1808).

Glechoma grandiflora (M.Bieb.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 518 (1891), nom. illeg.
Nepeta melissifolia Pers., Syn. Pl. 2: 115 (1806), nom. illeg.
Nepeta lamiifolia Adam ex G.F.Hoffm., Hort. Mosq.: n.º 2169 (1808).
Nepeta colorata Willd., Enum. Pl.: 601 (1809).
Nepeta argentea Benth., Labiat. Gen. Spec.: 480 (1834).
Nepeta grandis Benth., Labiat. Gen. Spec.: 480 (1834), not validly publ.
Nepeta mussinii var. colorata (Willd.) K.Koch, Linnaea 21: 674 (1849).
Nepeta grandiflora var. reichenbachiana Regel, Index Seminum (LE, Petropolitanus) 1856: 27 (1856).
Nepeta lanceolata St.-Lag. in A.Cariot, Étude Fl., éd. 8, 2: 669 (1889), nom. illeg.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Nepeta grandiflora in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 February 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Nepeta grandiflora. Published online. Accessed: 20 February 2019.

Nepeta grandiflora is a species of flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to the Caucasus. Growing to 75 cm (30 in) tall by 30 cm (12 in), it is a clump-forming, erect deciduous herbaceous perennial with aromatic, slightly hairy, grey-green leaves, and spikes of purple/blue flowers in early summer.[3] Species of Nepeta are called catnip or catmint, with reference to their reported effect on some domestic cats. The plants seem to induce a euphoria in the animals, causing them to roll in the foliage and exhibit signs of intoxication.

N. grandiflora and its cultivars are widely grown as ornamental garden plants which are useful for the middle of a flower border in full sun. The cultivar ‘Bramdean’ has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[4][5]

"Nepeta grandiflora". The Plant List. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
"Nepeta grandiflora". International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
Brickell, Christopher, ed. (2008). The Royal Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 721. ISBN 9781405332965.
"RHS Plantfinder - Nepeta grandiflora 'Bramdean'". Retrieved 12 April 2018.
"AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 67. Retrieved 12 April 2018.

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