Marjoram

Origanum majorana

Find this plant in Hortus Dijkspark.

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Marjoram - You are not an independent human being The answer you planted into the twenty ninth of thirty plant beds in the Dijksgracht park, part of the Twijfel Zaaien/Raising Doubts project. Latin name: Origanum majorana Artist family: Neutral 123 Zaden, Zadenbank Velt

Description

Marjoram is a somewhat cold-sensitive perennial herb or undershrub with sweet pine and citrus flavors. In some Middle Eastern countries, marjoram is synonymous with oregano. The texture is extremely smooth due to the presence of numerous hairs.

Marjoram is indigenous to Cyprus and southern Turkey, and was known to the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness.