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Post  littlejo on 6/15/2011, 10:49 am

I planted this yrs. ago, and it is overtaking all in the area including my Egypt onions. Before I pull it, does anyone know what it is?

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Post  ModernDayBetty on 6/15/2011, 10:55 am

Looks like a type of oregano to me.

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Post  camprn on 6/15/2011, 10:56 am

krazikandiland wrote:Looks like a type of oregano to me.
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Post  MarcyG on 6/15/2011, 10:57 am

looks like Oregano to me too

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Post  littlejo on 6/15/2011, 11:00 am

Thanks, it does smell like oregano but I don't ever remember planting it!
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Post  Denese on 6/15/2011, 11:02 am

I don't know what happened to my reply. It just disappeared. Anyway, it's a type of oregano. Don't remember which. If I can find my label, I'll let you know. I had some that I purchased at our local nursery. It literally took over half the bed it was in. It's EXTREMELY agressive. You can control it by just pulling everything out except the center. It dries really well, and tastes great in spaghetti.

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Post  westie42 on 6/15/2011, 11:19 am

Oregano but is it Greek or Italian oregano. Are there other types too ? I much prefer Greek It is soo marvelous in my salads. Hmmm wonder what this friday for newbies mite bee.

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Post  camprn on 6/15/2011, 11:43 am

compost fodder or burn pile?

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Post  pattipan on 6/15/2011, 11:55 am

That herb looks more like marjoram to me.


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Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  ModernDayBetty on 6/15/2011, 12:38 pm

@pattipan wrote:That herb looks more like marjoram to me.

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It could be, they are very closely related. I got this quote from about.com

"Adding more confusion to the mix is the close relationship between marjoram (Origanum majorana)
and oregano, which naturally means they also look very much alike.
While its gentler flavor is sweeter and its aroma not quite as pungent,
marjoram is often confused with oregano. Sweet marjoram has leaves which
are slightly hairy and more gray-green in color."

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Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  Denese on 6/15/2011, 1:38 pm

Mine is Greek. Its leaves feel like velvet.

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Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  littlejo on 6/15/2011, 2:18 pm

Well, it's not hairy, or blue/green, but I went out to look again and it's blooming, so I got a pic of the flowers. I also looked it up: oregano is called Spanish thyme and wild Majoram, I think they used the same pic. for both!


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Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  Denese on 6/15/2011, 2:25 pm

My flowers didn't look like that, I don't think. This is a really good close up pick of greek oregano. Notice the velvety leaves. They're not smooth. Hope this helps.
http://www.abigailsherbblogsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/oregano-greek-plant.jpg

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Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  littlejo on 6/15/2011, 2:41 pm

@Denese wrote:My flowers didn't look like that, I don't think. This is a really good close up pick of greek oregano. Notice the velvety leaves. They're not smooth. Hope this helps.
[url=http://www.abigailsherbblogsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/oregano-greek-plant.jpg
http://www.abigailsherbblogsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/oregano-greek-plant.jpg[/quote[/url]]
Denese, mine does have that shape, but is not velvety. Mine is smooth with no hair.

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Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  Denese on 6/15/2011, 3:42 pm

http://home-and-gardening.info/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/marjoram.jpg

Maybe? Smile

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Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  littlejo on 6/15/2011, 8:06 pm

They all seem to have the same shape leaves, but mine is sort of pinkish. I will pull most and try drying, and plant a small amt in an out of the way spot. They are all part of the mint family, and will spread rapidly.

I planted 1 sq./plant of white thyme. It says it will grow until it finds another plant, then will spread no further. We'll see.

Thanks, Jo

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