Small leaved plant with bushy habit. Spicy flavor, somewhere between annual marjoram and thyme. Essential ingredient in pizzas and pastas. Standard strain, flowering in shades of lilac to purple. Parts used: young leaves, leaf tops. Also known as Wild marjoram and Dost. Tags: Heritage: Heirloom.
Oregano, scientific name Origanum vulgare, is a common species of Origanum, a genus of the mint family. It is native to warm-temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region. Oregano is related to the herb marjoram, sometimes being referred to as wild marjoram. It has an aromatic, warm and slightly bitter taste, which can vary in intensity. Good quality oregano may be strong enough almost to numb the tongue, but the cultivars adapted to colder climates often have a lesser flavor. Factors such as climate, seasons and soil composition may affect the aromatic oils present, and this effect may be greater than the differences between the various species of plants. Delicious oregano recipes