Origanum vulgare L.
Common Name: OREGANO, WILD-MARJORAM
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Native principally in the Mediterranean region, occasionally escaped from herb gardens to roadside banks, refuse piles, and disturbed ground. First collected in 1942 in Berrien Co.

The commercial Greek/Turkish oregano is not the same subspecies commonly cultivated in North America. Origanum vulgare has calyx lobes ± equal. Other species, with more irregular calyx, are sometimes grown.

Locations

Alpena County
Berrien County
Charlevoix County
Gogebic County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Marquette County
Mecosta County
Ontonagon County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
Van Buren County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1577.