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Origanum amanum

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Origanum amanum, the Amanum oregano, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Hatay Province of southern Turkey, bordering on Syria.[1] It is an evergreen subshrub growing to 10–20 cm (4–8 in) tall by 30 cm (12 in) wide, with strongly aromatic leaves, and clusters of pink funnel-shaped flowers in summer and autumn.[2]

This plant is used as a culinary herb and as ornamental groundcover in sunny, well-drained situations. Preferring alkaline soil, it tolerates poor soil but dislikes winter wetness. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3][4]

The specific epithet amanum refers to the Amanus Mountains in Turkey, where the plant is found.

References

  1. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew". wcsp.science.kew.org.
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 978-1405332965.
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Origanum amanum". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  4. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 70. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
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Origanum amanum: Brief Summary

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Origanum amanum, the Amanum oregano, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Hatay Province of southern Turkey, bordering on Syria. It is an evergreen subshrub growing to 10–20 cm (4–8 in) tall by 30 cm (12 in) wide, with strongly aromatic leaves, and clusters of pink funnel-shaped flowers in summer and autumn.

This plant is used as a culinary herb and as ornamental groundcover in sunny, well-drained situations. Preferring alkaline soil, it tolerates poor soil but dislikes winter wetness. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

The specific epithet amanum refers to the Amanus Mountains in Turkey, where the plant is found.

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