A lot of domestic cats like catnip.
Catnip, in this area of the northeast is a perennial, which means it can survive winter and return in the spring.
As I was looking around for pictures, I found out about two things I hadn’t thought about before.
All the pictures are from Wikimedia Commons.
I’ll start with cats. I read that domestic cats may, at least it is thought, descend the African Wild Cats.
African Wild Cat by, Sonelle.
Domestic cat by, Leveetated.
I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t know which cat was domestic and which was wild.
These are pictures of domestic cats.
By, Lady Lightning.
Cat’s whiskers are the width of his or her shoulders. They can walk and tell if they can get though a tight spot by their whiskers. This picture is by, David Corby.
The second thing I found out was that Spearmint plant leaves look like catnip. Not only that, the flowers on these two plants also look somewhat alike.
Spearmint leaves by, Tu7uh.
Catnip leaves by, Calliope.
Spearmint flowers. I didn’t find a photographer’s name.
Catnip flower by, Jon Sullivan.
If you don’t know what any plant is, ask someone who knows and don’t touch it. It is wise to be careful with unknown plants.
This last picture is of the result of a domestic cat who has been into the catnip by, Montrealais.