Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Wild Marjoram
Origanum vulgare
of the Mint family
a perennial
30 - 60 cm high
blooms July - September
likes dry grassy places, grass verges, tracksides
can be seen in the Visitor Centre wild garden

The plant grows profusely and prettily on Mediterranean mountain sides leading to the scientific name Origanum which is Greek for "mountain joy". This wild plant has been used by herbalists as a cure for many illnesses and it has also been used as a dye.