Hyssop (Zaatar) Leaves
Origanum syriacum, commonly called Syrian Oregano or Zaatar, is a bushy perennial herb with highly aromatic foliage. It typically grows in an upright mound to 2 1/2' tall. It is native to the Middle East. This plant is believed to be the Hyssop of the Old Testament, hence the sometimes used common name of Bible Hyssop. Zaatar is not only a common name for this plant, but is also the name of a food preparation (dried/crushed leaves plus sesame seeds, ground sumac berries, salt and pepper) which is exceedingly popular in the Middle East.