Small shrub to 1 m tall. Leaves cylindrical, linear, to about 5 mm long, 1 mm wide, entire, hairless. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils. Calyx tube 3-4 mm long. Corolla 1-2 cm long, red, yellow or orange; spring.
SA, Qld, NSW, Vic
Available in a range of colours including deep red, pink, greenish yellow, orange and scarlet.
Source: (2002). Origanum. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.