Culinary herb which grows into a compact bush with grayish round leaves and a tangy-musty flavour which is more delicate than the closely related oregano. Use leaves fresh or dried for fish, cheese, tomato and meat dishes. The dried seeds can also be used to flavour sweet drinks. It also has medicinal uses due to its stimulant and anti-spasmodic properties. In late spring it forms small attractive flower buds followed by pale pink flowers. Full sun, well-drained soil. Height to 45cm.