Herb - Wild Marjoram
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Honeybee visiting Wild Majoram blossoms.
Origanum vulgare
Herb - Wild Marjoram

Uses: Leaves, flowers
Acquired: 1980
How started:
Source: J.L. Hudson

Wild Majoram does very well in my landscape. This plant was started once in 1980 from seed,and has been growing and spreading on its on since. The bees love the pink blossoms that bloom for many weeks in late summer. The dried blossoms and leaves play an important role in the kitchen. Essential for homemade pizza.

The dried herb contains several constituents, including volatile oil (up to 3%), such as carvacrol, thymol, and borneol, plus flavonoids, rosmarinic acid, triterpenoids (e.g. ursolic and oleanolic acid), sterols, and vitamin A and vitamin C.

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