Botanical Name: Origanum Vulgare

Family: Laminaceae

Native: Mediterranean & Eurasia

 

Closely related to Marjoram, this herb is also a perennial herb that bears small, spade-shaped, olive-green, aromatic leaves and pinkish-purple flowers. Its aromatic leaves can grow into a short bush in the right conditions. Not very well suited to Mumbai's conditions as it prefers a less humid and temperate climate. If care is taken, it ca