I do apologize for being gone so long again. I have been busy preparing for back to school which starts Monday. Yikes! Still so much to do.
I do need your help with something though.
My grandmother brought back some oregano from her village in Greece many, many years ago. It spreads like a weed but it's not invasive. And everyone in my family has patches of it growing all over their yards. The problem is that we've always referred to it as oregano but it doesn't look like any type of oregano I've seen anywhere else.
Can you identify it?
It gets these cute little pinkish purple flowers scattered along the stem that produce an abundance of seeds which is why it shows up in the most surprising places each summer!
The leaves are long and thin which is not like an oregano leaf at all. So I am curious if this is really oregano. It sure smells like oregano. My yiayia called it oregano so everyone in my family refers to it as oregano too.
And it really will grow anywhere. You can see it growing in the cracks between the bricks in my patio. It also showed up a good 15 feet away by the stairs on my patio too.
A small patch showed up right next to my hydrangea...
and all the way around my house in the front yard growing out from between the cracks in the flagstone wall.
It's just such a cute plant that I never yank them out. That way I'm always surprised where it will show up next year!
But if anyone knows the identity of this herb I'd love to know. I am wondering if Liane from Prairie Garden can help at all with this one?