Nepeta linearis Royle ex Benth., Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 3: 377 1833. (Syn: Glechoma linearis (Royle ex Benth.) Kuntze); 
 


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Nepeta linearis Royle from Kashmir: Nepeta linearis Royle ex Benth. in Hook., Bot. Misc. 3: 377. 1833  

Perennial herb similar to N. connata in appearance but with much narrower linear leaves, neither cordate nor connate at base, almost sessile flowers, smaller calyx (9-10 mm long as against 11-16 mm long), smaller corolla (12-15 mm long as against 20-25 mm long). stems ariing from tuberous rootstock, up to 50 cm tall; leaves opposite, linear, 3-8 cm long, up to 5 mm long, hairy beneath; inflorescence oblong; bracts linear-subulate; pedicel 1-2 mm long; calyx purplish 9-10 mm long; corolla blue to purplish pink, 12-15 mm long, tube exserted.
Common on forest slopes below Gulomarg, Kashmir


Do you by any chance have the whole plant pic… one more nepeta .. lovely violet flowers…
is this different from what we know as catmint?


Although name catmint may be loosely used for all species of Nepeta, strictly speaking it belongs to Nepeta cataria (also name as catnip).

Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Nepeta linearis Royle from Kashmir-GSMAY67/70 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Nepeta linearis Royle ex Benth. in Hook., Bot. Misc. 3: 377. 1833

Perennial herb similar to N. connata in appearance but with much narrower linear leaves, neither cordate nor connate at base, almost sessile flowers, smaller calyx (9-10 mm long as against 11-16 mm long), smaller corolla (12-15 mm long as against 20-25 mm long). stems ariing from tuberous rootstock, up to 50 cm tall; leaves opposite, linear, 3-8 cm long, up to 5 mm long, hairy beneath; inflorescence oblong; bracts linear-subulate; pedicel 1-2 mm long; calyx purplish 9-10 mm long; corolla blue to purplish pink, 12-15 mm long, tube exserted.
Common on forest slopes below Gulomarg, Kashmir



 
  
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