Family, Mint. Color of corolla, white, dotted with purple. The plant is covered with a great deal of whitish down. Leaves, heart-shaped, coarsely toothed, petioled. Perennial, 2 to 3 feet high. Flowers, whorled in terminal cymes or spikes. Escaped from gardens where it used to be cultivated.
A common weed, near old houses in neglected dooryards. Catnip-tea is an old-time remedy for colds and fevers. The leaves are greatly liked by pussy.