Origanum vulgare-Oregano, Wild Marjoram

Origanum vulgare (Oregano) after I brought it home on 5-20-17, #331-14.

Oregano, Wild Marjoram

Origanum vulgare

or-RI-ga-num  vul-GAIR-ee

Origanum vulgare L. is the correct and accepted scientific name for this plant. It was described by Carl von Linnaeus in Species Plantarum in 1753.

Plants of the World Online lists 54 accepted species in the genus Origanum.

Origanum vulgare (Oregano) on 6-5-17, #341-11.

I bought this Oregano plant at a local garden clubs annual plant sale on May 20, 2017. I planted it in the new corner bed on the southeast corner of the house next between the Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantina). Later I transplanted several Marigold ‘Brocade’ among them which later all but took over.

I always like planting scented-leaved plants in flower beds and usually run my hands through their leaves when I am weeding and taking photos. It is kind of strange how the scent of Oregano always reminds me of the scent of pencil lead.

 

Origanum vulgare (Oregano) on 6-24-17, #349-63.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION:
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Europe and Asia
Zones: USDA Zones 4a-9b (-10 to 25° F)
Size: 12-36”
Light: Sun to part shade
Soil: Well-drained
Water: Average. Drought tolerant once established

 

Origanum vulgare (Oregano) flowers on 7-19-17.

There is a lot of information online about the many uses and benefits of Oregano. You can check out the links below for further reading.

This plant is supposed to be perennial in our zone, so we shall see if returns in the spring of 2018. If it returns, I will add more photos and information. If not, maybe I will find another one at the garden clubs plant sale again.

I hope you enjoyed this page and maybe found it useful. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you. Please click on “like” if you visited this page. It helps us bloggers stay motivated. 🙂 You can check out the links below for further reading. The links take you directly to the genus and species of this plant.

FOR FURTHER READING:
PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE (GENUS/SPECIES)
WIKIPEDIA (GENUS/SPECIES)
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
DAVE’S GARDEN
PPAF (PLANTS FOR A FUTURE)
NATUREGATE
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE
EXAMINE.COM
GO BOTANY

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