Origanum vulgare

Species:Origanum vulgare L.
Common Name:Oregano
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Shrub
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:A native of the Mediterranean region of Europe and Africa. First discovered naturalized in Alabama in 2021 by Brian Finzel in Madison County.
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyLAMIACEAE - Mint family
Genus Origanum
Species Origanum vulgare L. - Oregano


Citation Origanum vulgare Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 590. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data, Kalm s.n. (lectotype: LINN 743.9). Lectotypified by J.H. Ietswaart, Leiden Bot. Ser. 4: 106. 1980.

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No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Madison

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ALNHS00007184 Madison 12 Jul 2021 Finzel, Brian
Origanum vulgare L.
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