Aromatic, spreading to prostrate shrubs to about 1m tall. Leaves narrowly ovate, to 1 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, tip blunt, margins entire and curled under, sparsely hairy. Flower clusters terminal. Flowers to 1 cm long, purplish or rarely white. Anthers without an appendage; spring to early summer.
Available in prostrate and white-flowering forms.
Prefers a damp soil.
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.