Plant ID forum: Oregano?

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Name: Frank Gallicio
South Carolina
May 16, 2016 1:42 PM CST
I have, what I think are weeds growing in my yard, but they have a strong Oregano smell to them? Does anyone know, of what this may be?
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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May 16, 2016 11:20 PM CST
Does it have square stems? Most members of the mint family have a distinctive square stem. The leaves on your plant look like mint but oregano is in the same family. I would go with your nose.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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May 17, 2016 11:05 AM CST
The leaves look more like mint than oregano, although there are so many different cultivars of each, hard to say. Either one will spread and reseed themselves pretty freely. I'd leave a patch somewhere to see what it develops into, and pull the ones that may be infringing on your other plants.
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