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Oregano
Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Johanna Silver

Oregano

(Origanum vulgare)

Fresh or dried leaves of this perennial add spice to Spanish and Italian dishes such as pizza and ravioli. Plant grows to 2½ feet tall. Zones 1–24.

More: All about growing oregano 

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