sweet marjoram, knotted marjoram;
 
Species shows good variation in texture and hairiness of leaves.
 
It is used in garlands for its very pleasing scented leaves.
Highly used in spices and condiments.
The cut foliage is sold in market and used in floral garlands offered to God (Shiva). The foliage has special importance during annual chariot festival (Rathothsava), during which time the maruga along with banana is thrown (showered) by the viewers on the Idol of Shiva during the procession.  
 



  

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Request for ID : 220611 : AK-2 : Taken on the 4th of June at Pune, Maharashtra.


Majorana hortensis Moench.
Family :Labiatae.
Indian names are as follows:
Hindi:Marwa
Bengali:Murru
Kannada:Maruga
Kumauni:Bantulsi
Malayalam:Maruvamu
Punjabi:Marwa
Sanskrit:Maru
Sindhi:Murwo
Tamil:Maruvu, Maru
Urdu:Marva khusa.

 
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For id 2022012-AK-1: Ive long been wanting to know the id of this plant. In Tamil, its called Marikozhundhu and it is used in garlands for its very pleasing scented leaves.

id help requested


Thank you for posting this image. It seems to ba a member of the Lamiaceae (Labiatae) – square young stems and opposite decusste leaf arrangement. I understood Marikozhundhu to be Artemisia pallens in the Asteraceae and your photo is not Artemisia so i suspect the name is used for more than one plant. Many Lamiaceae are highly aromatic.
Do you have any more detailed images – flowers perhaps – that might help the identification?


Unfortunately, characters such as whether the plant is aromatic or not and whether there are stipules present or not are not seen in the given picture to go for a guess.

Please share additional information about the plant that would help us guess in the right direction.


This may be Origanum majorana (syn. Majorana hortensis) of Lamiaceae.
Called as ‘Marugai’ or ‘Marikozhundhu’ in Tamil. Highly aromatic!


I think … is right, although species shows good variation in texture and hairiness of leaves, it does resemble one featured here:

The name Marukozhunthu in Tam. and Mar. is also used for Exacum lawii (Useful Plants of India, CSIR), however, a much different plant.


Yes Origanum majorana is correct also called the sweet marjorum highly used in spices and condiments


Origanum majorana. In Kannada this is known as ‘maruga’. Almost every house hold has this plant and I have one in my house. The cut foliage is sold in market and used in floral garlands offered to God (Shiva). The foliage has special importance during annual chariot festival (Rathothsava), during which time the maruga along with banana is thrown (showered) by the viewers on the Idol of Shiva during the procession.


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Origanum majorana – Marjoram – 180813 – RK – 2: Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.

Bangalore – 11/08/13 – morning. ID provided by … & … on indianflora, Facebook


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Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Lamiaceae ::Plant for ID.:: SMPMAY44/44 : 3 posts by 3 authors.

A small herb :Potted I have posted earlier
Either Marwa or Dawna
Don’t remember botanical name.


Origanum majorana L.
Pl. see efi thread


In this species always debate of whether to treat it as Majorana hortensis Moench or Origanum majorana L. Still it is not finalised although in Origanum world revision work it is treated under Orignum.


  
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