Mexican Mint, Indian Mint, Country Borage, French Thyme, Spanish Thyme
Cultivated as annual
Mild oregano-flavored leaves season soups, stews, meat and fish dishes throughout the Tropics. It's an ingredient in zesty, green sauces popular in Trinidad, Puerto Rico and the Carribean.
Source of plant
Decumbent, many-stemmed, aromatic, perennial herb. Stems to 1.5m with ascending inflorescence. Leaves 4.5x4cm, petiolate, ovate to ovate deltoid, densely pubescent on both surfaces and gland-dotted, apex obtuse or rounded, margin crenulate, margins white; petiole 4-11mm. Inflorescence spicate, flowers in dense glomerate verticils, bracts persistent; calyx 4-6mm, glandular-villous, uppermost tooth longest, apiculate; corolla 7-9mm, lilac, mauve or white tube slightly bent at middle expanding to throat, upper lip 1.5-2mm, lower lip 4mm; stamens united at base.
USDA Hardiness Zone
tender perennial, foliage characteristics, food