Thursday, July 14, 2011

New uses for oregano

...as an ornamental plant and a caterpillar host plant :)

Oregano flowers
I don't know what possessed me to plant oregano. I haven't really used much of it in the kitchen. Meanwhile, it's growing like crazy and made beautiful flowers. So even if I don't cook with it, I have a lovely herbal bouquet!

Lovely purple oregano caterpillar
I was delighted to find this caterpillar, most likely from a moth, on the flowering stem.

Lovely purple oregano caterpillar
Love the color match!

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