from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of labiate plants, including the catnip and ground ivy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of labiate plants, type of the tribe Nepeteæ, known by the tubular calyx and anther-cells diverging or divaricate.
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- n. catmint
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Just found this post when googling Penstemon and Nepeta.
The leaves are not the narrow ones of L. leonurus, but rather larger like a Nepeta.
Although they are prone to lie on top of the Nepeta…
Both endemic species and genera are found and these include Spartocytisus supranubius, Erysimum scoparium, Nepeta teydea, Plantago webbii, Senecio palmensis, Juniperus cedrus, Polycarpaea tenuis, and Echium sp.
The species endemic to the mountain include its two most representative species, sticky broom Adenocarpus viscosus and the widespread Teide white broom Spartocytisus supranubius, also Teide violet Viola cheiranthifolia which grows up to the summit, Teide edelweiss Gnaphalium teydeum, dwarf bugloss Echium auberianum, the thistle Stemmacantha cynaroides and the Teide catmint Nepeta teydia var. albiflora.
Common species found at these altitudes include Delphinium cashmerianum, Glechoma tibetica, Silene longicarpophora, Potentilla fruticosa, and Nepeta spp.
Nepeta…the new defense budget bill that was passed last fall would more than suffice if Bush insists on having it his way.
Thus you are not ignorant of the singularly aphrodisiac effect produced by the Nepeta cataria, vulgarly called catmint, on the feline race; and, on the other hand, to quote an example whose authenticity I can answer for.
It is sometimes called "Nep," as contracted from _Nepeta_.
Perhaps the name Ground Ivy was transferred at first to the _Nepeta_ from the Periwinkle, about which we read in an old distich of Stockholm: --