Cat-mint - Nepeta cataria
The corolla is tubular, 2-lipped, and normally whitish, though sometimes it is blue-violet. The light green stems are finely pubescent and 4-angled. The leaves are heart-shaped, toothed, grey-green colour and hairy beneath.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Usually encountered as an escape from cultivation and often on roadsides or in hedgerows near to habitation.
In flower during July, August and September.
Widespread as an escape from cultivation in Britain.
Rare or rarely recorded in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 1 of the 617 tetrads.
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