Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’
Kingdom Plantae Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
Subclass Asteridae A large class that encompasses asters
Order Lamiales Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
Family Lamiaceae Mint family
Genus Origanum Aromotic herbs including marjoram and oregano
Species vulgare Means “common”
Cultivar ‘Aureum’ “Golden”
About plant names...
Golden oregano is a cultivated variety of oregano for use as an ornamental ground
cover. It is not found in the wild.
Identification: This low herb rarely is 6-12" (15-30 cm) in
height, spreading slowly to 18-24" (45-60 cm) around,
with yellow-green leaves ½-1" (1.3-2.5 cm) in size. Flowers are small, pink, lavender, or purple.
Edibility: This is an edible oregano cultivar. Online References:
on Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’
on Perennials.com Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’
at the Fine Gardening Plant Guide Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’
on malmborgsinc.com Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’
Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine
≈ 27 × 22" (68 × 55 cm)
Range: Zones 4-8:
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