Catnip/ Inuhakka

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Catnip/ イヌハッカ属

学名/ Botanical name : Nepeta 

English common name : Catnip

Alternative English name: catmint

日本名 和名: イヌハッカ属 犬薄荷属

タイ語名/ Thai name: หญ้าชนิดหนึ่ง H̄ỵ̂ā chnid h̄nụ̀ng

原産地/ Original : temperate northern hemisphere


The tubular flowers can be lavender, blue, white, pink, or lilac, and spotted with tiny lavender-purple dots. This group are known as catnip or catmint because of their effect on house cats – the nepetalactone contained in some Nepeta species binds to the olfactory receptors of cats.



Nepeta cataria

学名/ Botanical name : Nepeta cataria

English common name :  Catnip

Alternative English name: catmint, catswort, catwort

日本名 和名: イヌハッカ 犬薄荷

日本名別名: キャットミント、キャットニップ、チクマハッカ(筑摩薄荷)

原産地/ Original : southern and eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, and parts of China.


The names catnip and catmint are derived from the intense attraction about two-thirds of cats, catnip is a popular ingredient in herbal teas.



Nepeta × faassenii

学名/ Botanical name : Nepeta × faassenii 

英名/ English name : Catmint

別名/ Alternative English name: Faassen’s catnip

日本名/ Japanese name: キャットミント

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原産地/ Original : Europe, Asia, and Africa

Nepeta属の中のネペタ・ネペテラ(N. nepetella) と ネペタ・ラセモーサ(N. racemosa)が、自然交配して生まれた種とされ、初夏から初秋にかけて淡い青紫色の花が咲きます。名前の通り猫が好む草といわれています。

It is a primary hybrid of garden origin by N. racemosa and N. nepetella. It produces small but showy, abundant, two-lipped, trumpet-shaped, soft lavender flowers, from spring through autumn. Continued blooming is encouraged by deadheading.


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