Slightly aromatic shrub 1-2 m tall with hairy branches. Leaves ovate, 1-2 cm long, 0.5-1.5 cm wide, blunt, hairy, margins round-toothed and slightly curled under. Flower clusters terminal. Flowers about 1 cm long, lilac; spring.
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.