Herb - Greek Oregano
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Honeybee visiting Greek Oregano blossoms.
Origanum vulgare hirtum
Herb - Greek Oregano

Uses: Leaves, flowers
Acquired: 1985
How started:
Source: J.L. Hudson

Greek Oregano has a stronger flavor than Wild Majoram. It was added a few years after Wild Majoram, and likewise does very well in my landscape. This plant was started once in 1985 from seed,and has been growing and spreading on its on since. The bees love the white 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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