Origanum vulgare   Marjoram C DD N

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This plant is very fond of the limestone areas which I like to frequent being abundant on both the Great Orme and in the Derbyshire white peak. It is a commonly used herb with leaves that have a quite strong aroma when crushed. In summer the fragrance of this herb when the weather is hot is one of the pleasures of walking in limestone country.

O. vulgare is common throughout England but records quickly diminish as you go north into Scotland. It is reasonably common in Ireland but more towards the east.

Origanum vulgare

Origanum vulgare Marjoram

Great Orme, North Wales, 3rd July 2006

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Added on November 15th 2004, amended 30th January 2005, updated 21st January 2011, updated 13th August 2013

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