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Nepeta  tuberosa L.   
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FamilyLAMIACEAE
Genus species var.Nepeta  tuberosa L. 
SynonymsNepeta hirsuta Nyman
 Nepeta lanata Jacq.
 Nepeta lupulina Raf.
Territory Southwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeNorthern AfricaAlgeriaMoroccoPortugalSiciliaSpain
rocky slopes
Description tuberous rhizomes, leaves ovate to lanceolate, cordate, 3-8cm long, subglabrous or softly hirsute, flowers ca. 12mm long in spike, with greenish to purple bracts
Size30-60cm
Colorpurple, violet
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuberous perennial
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 16-21°C
division of resting tubers
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
World Checklist apps.kew.org/wcsp
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