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| Oreganillo, High-mass, Alta Misa, Vara Dulce, Wright's Lippia|
Oreganillo's small, richly textured leaves are crinkled above, hairy beneath, and toothed on the margins. Like beebrush (A. gratissima), its fragrant white flower spikes occur from spring to fall. When the leaves are crushed they smell similar to oregano, and have been used as a replacement for it by people in its native region. A small shrub to about 5 feet high, oreganillo grows in the Trans-Pecos on dry, rocky slopes, mountains, and arroyos, west to California and from New Mexico to Mexico. Its cultural requirements and distribution are similar to those of bee-brush.
Plant Habit or Use: small shrub
Flower Color: white
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: small drupe with 2 nutlets
Height: to 5 feet
Width: to 5 feet
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: very high
Soil Requirements: adaptable