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Smooth Catmint;
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Branched perennial herb with triangular-ovate, 3-6 cm long leaves, and upto 4 cm long petiole gradually reduced above; flowers lilac-blue or white in terminal spikes.
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Nepeta laevigata (D. Don) Hand.-Mazz., Symb. Sin. 7: 916. 1936
syn: Betonica laevigata D. Don; Nepeta elata Benth.; Nepeta spicata Wall. [Cat. 2083. 1829] ex Benth.
Branched perennial herb with triangular-ovate, 3-6 cm long leaves, and upto 4 cm long petiole gradually reduced above; flowers lilac-blue or white in terminal spikes.
Photographed from Manali


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Nepeta laevigata (D. Don) Hand.-Mazz., Symb. Sin. 7: 916. 1936
syn: Betonica laevigata D. Don; Nepeta elata Benth.; Nepeta spicata Wall. [Cat. 2083. 1829] ex Benth.
Branched perennial herb with triangular-ovate, 3-6 cm long leaves, and upto 4 cm long petiole gradually reduced above; flowers lilac-blue or white in terminal spikes.
Photographed from Manali  


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VOF Week: Nepeta connata ??? —- en-route Vasundhara falls:
Seen this herb en-route Vasundhara falls. Could this be Nepeta connata ??? (Family: Lamiaceae).


I think its Nepeta laevigata


Yes Nepeta laevigata



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Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: For validation from VOF-NS May 141/141- CONCLUDING POST :  2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Please validate the id for this herb or correct it.. this was shot from vof area… earlier discussions led me to Nepeta laevigata ….
This is my conclusive post for this fortnight…


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VOF Week: Nepeta laevigata for validation from the valley: This was shot from the valley, should this be Nepeta laevigata…..

I think yes. Nice photographs



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VoF Week: Nepeta laevigata from way to Ghangriya:
Nepeta laevigata from way to Ghangriya. pls validate


I think yes. Good photographs


My checklist of missed plants is increasing !


… mine is already very long 125 plants til today



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Pangi flowers – id al030911:  This one looked like a Lamium…

Location Pangi, Himachal
Altitude 2500 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Height 2 feet


Not Lamium …, a Nepeta species, closest match seems to be N. laevigata, though flower colour is somewhat different


Nepeta laevigata to me also but flower colours are deep blue in laevigata…….seem some variation in flower colour




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Flora of Uttarakhand- Herb1 for Id- JM: 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (5)
Wild Herb captured in 2nd week of August’10 during the trek from Ghangaria to Hemkunt Sahib.


Dracocephalum nutans?


I think close to images at Nepeta laevigata (D.Don) Hand.-Mazz.


Lagotis cashmeriana


I feel this is some Nepeta sp. Could be Nepeta connata or N. laevigata  ??


Yes sir, I think I over looked. This is not Lagotis at all. Should be some Nepata. Dracocephalum has petiolate leaf.


I think Nepeta elliptica


N. elliptica not mentioned in Concise Flowers of Himalayas by Oleg Polunin & Adam Stainton. Can it be Nepeta connata as per this book.


Nepeta connata looks similar but has much narrower linear to linear-lanceolate leaves.


I think close to images at Nepeta laevigata (D.Don) Hand.-Mazz.



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HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID validation – Nepeta (?) :: ARKJAN-16/16 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Requesting to please validate ID of this small shrub captured near Solang, Manali, HP in October 2014.
Is this Nepeta laevigata. This was by the roadside where a lot of construction activity was going on, hence is very dusty…


efi page on Nepeta laevigata   


The plant resembles to nepeta grandiflora


Nepeta grandiflora is not reported from India by GRIN & WCSP.


Yes, close to images at Nepeta laevigata (D.Don) Hand.-Mazz.



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please help me to identify the following species
Species for Identification –
location – Deothachi, Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh  
Altitude- 2800-3200m

Please check Lamiaceae sp.

can it be a Nepeta elliptica


I think more closer to images at Nepeta laevigata (D.Don) Hand.-Mazz. rather than those at Nepeta elliptica Royle ex Benth.



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Saw these at many places along the Govindghat-Ghangaria trail and at Mana village, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Seen aplenty


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VOF Week: Nepeta sp ??? —- en-route Vasundhara falls:
This is one more set of pics of some Nepeta sp. (Family: Lamiaceae).


I hope Nepeta connata. Branch with clear leaves should help in excluding N. laevigata and confirming exact identity.


I guess not N. connata !


I think it is close to images at Nepeta laevigata (D.Don) Hand.-Mazz.

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