Catnip/Catmint: Nepeta cataria 'Citriodora'
Botanical name: Nepeta cataria 'Citriodora'
Common name: lemon catmint
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Lemon catmint is sometimes listed as a separate species, but it is actually a cultivar of the common catnip (Nepeta cataria), and cats are just as attracted to this one. Plants are a bit smaller than common catnip and the foliage is a soft green rather than grey/green. The lemon scent is particularly noticeable on hot days. A nice addition to any tea. Honeybees love it. Try cutting it back if it gets overgrown, especially after it flowers in the summer. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman
Nepeta cataria is native to Europe and Asia.