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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Lamiales (196)

        Family: Lamiaceae (97)(family description)

          Genus: Origanum (1)

            Epithet: vulgare L. (11)

Synonyms: Origanum creticum Lour., Origanum floridum Salisb., Origanum purpurascens Gilib., Origanum wallichianum Benth. ex Wall., Thymus origanum Kuntze

floridum => flowering

purpurascens => purplish or turning purple

vulgare => common, everyday

wallichianum => in honor of Dr. Nathaniel Wallich (1786–1854), Danish surgeon and botanist who worked in India


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink

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