from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various aromatic, ornamental, annual or perennial plants of the genus Nepeta, having opposite leaves and variously colored flowers with two-lipped corollas.
- n. Chiefly British Catnip.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The plant Nepeta cataria, or other members of the genus; catnip.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Nepeta, N. Cataria: so called because cats are fond of it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
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.
Flowering herbs such as catmint, lavender and thyme or even flowers grown for cutting encourage pollinators and serve as food sources for beneficial insects.
For the first time an insect repellent active ingredient is available from a sustainable source — the catmint plant — that combines true efficacy with natural product cachet.
So I picked up three pepper plants, some elfin thyme (which is adorable!) and some catmint.
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Not that it will ever be cured, part of the human condition? cheers, catmint
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