Another of the Mediterranean plants commonly called Za'atar, this species is native to Turkey. It lives up to its Mediterranean heritage, preferring to grow in very hot areas, and amongst rocks is best. The very slender leaves pack a spicy punch of flavor, sort of a combination of pepper, spicy oregano, and mint. Even if the flavor doesn't grab you, the flowers will! Spikes of deep purple flowers throughout the summer smell terrific, bring in lots of honey bees and are gorgeous in the garden.