Marjoram (Origanum majorana) is an aromatic culinary herb from the same family as Oregano.
Marjoram is an aromatic, woody perennial herb native to Cyprus and the southern part of Turkey and can be found growing in surrounding Mediterranean countries and in Southern Europe. It grows to a height of 40-50cm; the leaves are 2-3cm in length, oval, glaucous green in colour with a fine downy coating. The 2-lipped flowers are approximately 3mm in length and white to pale pink in colour. Marjorams flavour is soft and sweet tasting like thyme, sage and rosemary all rolled into one.