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Origanum vulgare L.

Family - Lamiaceae

Common Name - Wild Marjoram

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habitats
Deciduous woodland
Hedgerows
Roadsides
Scrub
Wasteland
Description of Genus

Perennial herbs. The flower has 4 stamens.

Inflorescence of Origanum vulgare
© Gordon Young
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during July, August and September.

Fruit

Botanically the fruit is called either a nutlet, or a schizocarp.

Flower

The flower is zygomorphic

Names in other languages and countries

Spain
Orégano
Oriéngano
Orenga
Sweden
kungsmynta
Finland
oregano
maekimeirami
metsaemeirami
Poland
Lebiodka pospolita

Chromosome Number (2N)

30