Origanum vulgare Oregano; Wild-marjoram. Native principally in the Mediterranean region, occasionally escaped from herb gardens to roadside bangs, refuse piles, and waste ground. The chief habitat in Michigan is on Pizza.
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Monday, February 13, 2012
Remembering Edward Voss
Edward Voss, Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, passed away this afternoon. Voss is perhaps best known for his 3 volume work Michigan Flora. Weighing in just north of 1850 pages, Michigan Flora describes all of the plants in Michigan. This is a monumental achievement considering the genus Carex alone has more than 400 species in Michigan. To say the least, Ed Voss was a botanical badass. Thought I never got a chance to meet him, I will always remember this quote from Michigan Flora, Part III: Dicots Concluded: