227 grams Loose Catnip

£10.40

Description: Catnip is an aromatic, herbaceous perennial, native to Europe and now found growing in North America;
which reaches a height of 30cm–1 metre.

Description

Description

Ideal for toy making or simply to refresh their existing toy or cat post. Country of origin in America. Interesting Catnip Information: Latin Name: Nepeta cataria Plant Family: Lamiaceae Other Names: Catnep, Catswort, Catrup, Field Balm, Nep, Cataire, Chataire, Herbe à Chat, Herbe aux Chats, Hierba Gatera, Menta de Gato & Menthe des Chats. Description: Catnip is an aromatic, herbaceous perennial, native to Europe and now found growing in North America; which reaches a height of 30cm–1 metre. The branching stems are square and covered in fine hairs as are the leaves which are opposite; triangularly-ovate, heart-shaped with short stalks (petioles), the leaves are 2.5-7cm in length, greyish green in colour and the edges are bluntly toothed. The 2-lipped flowers are white in colour often with reddish-purple dotted markings and are 10-15mm in length and grow in dense clusters at the ends of the stem branches. Brief History: Catnip was grown by the Romans and used as a medicine and also as a culinary herb, during the middle-ages, the herb was used to treat leprosy and the Elizabethan’s were fond of drinking catnip tea until camellia Sinensis found its way to the English teacup.

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