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Nepeta tuberosa

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Liliopsida - Order: Lamiales - Family: Lamiaceae

Nepeta tuberosa

This lovely wildflower is very easy to spot because of its size, but it is neither widespread nor common.

Description

This large, imposing wildflower proved to be very difficult to identify, and our thanks go to the scientific staff of Kew Gardens for their kind assistance in the matter.

Distribution

This wildflower is a relative of Common Cat-mint and is a native of Sicily and the Iberian Peninsula.

Blooming times

Nepeta tuberosa flowers in April and May.

Nepeta close up

The specimens shown on this page were photographed in the Algarve in Portugal during April.


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