Nepeta L.

1 species naturalized Aust.; NSW, Vic., Tas., S.A.

*Nepeta cataria L.

Perennial herb up to c. 1 m high, densely pubescent. Leaves ovate, 2–6 cm long, cordate at the base, serrate; bracts very reduced. Flowers in dense terminal spike-like thyrses. Calyx 5-toothed. Corolla c. 12 mm long, white with purple spots; tube curved and dilated at the middle. Coast. Near habitation. Introd. from Europe. Fl. summer. Catmint