Erect to spreading, non-aromatic shrub to 4 m tall. Leaves linear and flat to cylindrical, 1-5 cm long, to 2 mm wide, bases extending down the stem, margins sometimes turned inwards, stalkless. Flowers axillary but often crowded at the tips of the stems. Calyx tube 3-4 mm long. Corolla 1.5-2 cm long, white to mauve, with yellow spots in the throat; spring.
Qld, NSW, Vic
var. induta Benth. from the Warrumbungle Range of NSW has branches and sometimes leaves covered with hoary white hair.
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.