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|
|Genus||Origanum||Aromotic herbs including marjoram and oregano|
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.
The Fine Gardening Plant Guide
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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