Herbs forum: Help Identify an Herb

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spiderjeep
Apr 27, 2017 6:15 AM CST
Hi, I'm new here and wondered is someone can identify this herb for me. It's in my planter. I think it might be oregano?
Thanks

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mom2goldens
Apr 27, 2017 7:14 PM CST
Welcome! @Spiderjeep

I would vote for either oregano or marjoram
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Apr 27, 2017 9:12 PM CST
I'll agree with Linda. It could be either but I'll vote for Oregano. The fragrance of the leaves is a clue. Marjoram has more of a floral fragrance when leaves are rubbed while Oregano reminds me of PIZZA!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Tell us where you are located? I ask because I have both plants and my oregano is currently blooming.
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spiderjeep
Apr 28, 2017 11:58 AM CST
I'm in Charleston SC. I think it's Organic Italian Oregano. I don't remember having Majoram but not 100% certain. The smell is awesome. It's more of a fragrance but I thought it might be oregano. Not sure. Does Majoram have this type of seed or buds?
Name: Kristi
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Apr 28, 2017 2:58 PM CST
Yes, marjoram is similar in flower and seeds as well as leaf shape and growth habit.

I was guessing yours would be Oregano as my Oregano is flowering and seeding but the Marjoram hasn't started to bloom yet. We are in a similar climate with yours being a bit warmer I think.
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.

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