Erect, aromatic shrub to about 3 m tall. Leaves broadly obovate to ovate or round, about 0.5-2 cm long and wide,margins entire or irregularly lobed or round-toothed; stalk 2-8 mm long. Flowers axillary. Calyx tube 2-3.5 mm long. Corolla 1-1.5 cm long, purplish, occasionally pink; spring.
Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas
Pink-flowered forms are occasionally available.
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.