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Majorana syriaca, Origanum Maru, Syrian Marjoram, Zaatar, Zahtar

Majorana syriaca, Origanum Maru

Syrian Marjoram, Zaatar, Zahtar
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Asia Minor
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterFragrantSpice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

In Western Asia, particularily in Jordan, Lebanon and Israel, a local marjoram relative (Majorana syriaca) is a common flavoring for grilled mutton and also used to flavor breads. This special marjoram more aromatic than the European variant and ranges in flavor somewhere between marjoram and oregano.


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