CatnipNepeta cataria L.
- ANPC Rank –
- Moss, Flora of Alberta – Rare
- Global Invasive Species Database – No
- NatureServe Rank – Not yet assessed
- Haber, Upland – No
- Haber, Wetland – No
- CWF, Status & Invasive Range – No
- Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
- The Nature Conservancy – No
- CBCN – No
- AB Weed – No
Becoming common in S Alberta, forms dense patches (visit Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park). Rare 20 years ago. In a given area, can expand from a single introduction to become fairly common in 5 years.
Catnip is a perennial. It produces many brown to black ellipsoidal seeds 1 mm or so long. Both the foliage and flowers are aromatic. Some brands of dried catnip include only leaves and stems, but others include flowers and fruit as well, with lots of seed.
 Link to Wikipedia, Nepeta cataria - "...native to southern and eastern Europe, the Middle East, central Asia, and parts of China. It is also widely naturalized in northern Europe, New Zealand, North America, etc...."
 Link to USDA Plants profile for Nepeta cataria L. catnip