Vegetables and Fruit forum: Non-edible oregano?

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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Feb 25, 2014 2:00 PM CST
2 years ago I bought an oregano plant from Lowe's. The tag is long gone, but I think it was vulgaris?

Anyway, I read somewhere that the kind I had purchased was no good for culinary uses, so I have never bothered to harvest from it, and figured one of these days I'd dig it out & put something else there. But what do you all think?
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Name: Terri Hamilton
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Feb 25, 2014 2:49 PM CST
P.S. I found this statement in the Wikipedia article for oregano:

"Simple oregano sold in garden stores as Origanum vulgare may have a bland taste and larger, less dense leaves, and is not considered the best for culinary uses, with a taste less remarkable and pungent. It can pollinate other more sophisticated strains, but the offspring are rarely better in quality."
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Name: Carole
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Feb 26, 2014 9:59 AM CST
Right, the ornamental oregano as opposed to culinary oregano. The ornamental can be very lovely and also some are stepables (tough plants for walking on). They both have their uses.
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