Oregano

Origanum vulgare

  • Oregano
  • Oregano
  • Flower name
    Oregano
  • Scientific name
    Origanum vulgare
  • AliasOregano, regamo, ハナハッカ, wild marjoram
  • Place of originthe Mediterranean coast of France, Greece, etc.
  • Place of floweringGarden, Botanical Gardens
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August

What is Oregano

Oregano (scientific name: Origanum vulgare) is native to the Mediterranean coast of France, Greece, etc. It is a perennial of family Lamiaceae. There are fragrances with very soft virgin growing in the whole grass. The stem is square. Leaves are ovate and attached to branches on branches. In the summer, stretch the spouted conical inflorescence from the shoot apex and add purple red or white lip shaped flowers. Small nuts of egg circular shape are formed after flowers. As you dry the leaves, the bitter scent becomes stronger. As a herb, it is used to eliminate odors of mutton and fish dishes, and it is used for Western cuisines such as pizza and spaghetti. What is called hana hakka (flower light weight) by Japanese name is due to smell of thin stems and flowers. The flower language is "shine". The genus name "Origanum" is Latin for "mountain pleasure", species species name "vulgare" means "ordinary".

Common name: Oregano, Scientific name: Origanum vulgare, aka: Hana hakka, Wild Majoram, Regamo, Place of Origin: Mediterranean coast of France, Greece etc, plant height: 30 to 80 cm, stem: square, leaf color: green, leaf shape: egg shape, leaf order: viable, inflorescence type: scattered conical inflorescence, flower length: 0.4 cm, flower color: white · peach · red purple, flowering period: June to August, leaf harvest period: April to October, uses: herb for cooking, fragrance, fragrance, flower is potpourri.


  • Order
    Lamiales
  • Family
    Lamiaceae
  • Genus
    Oregano
  • Species
    O. vulgare
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Lip shaped
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeperennial heb
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 80.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.3 ~ 0.4 cm

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